Volunteer with Batumi Raptor Count
We have different opportunities for volunteers to participate in our project at the Black Sea Coast of Georgia. Read the details below and follow the links for more information. All volunteers will automatically become a free member of BRC for the year they join us.
Next volunteer opportunity is autumn 2016.
Applications for 2015 are closed.
Every autumn our raptor migration survey runs from 17th August to 16th October from our counting posts in Batumi, Georgia. The survey is very intensive with more than one million raptors per season and about 30 raptor species. On some days the totals can reach tens of thousands or even break 100.000 and more. This needs to be well documented by our counting team and you can be part of it. We usually have about 35 volunteers throughout the season and each volunteer stays minimum 12 days. We seek both experts and beginners.
Counting a million of raptors within 2 months is something very special and rare. You can help doing this at BRC and consider applying as raptor count coordinator for at least one month during the autumn migration survey. Coordinators are the back bone of our counts as they very well know the protocol, quickly delegate tasks on the spot, overview every single migration event, and make sure that everybody on the counting station gets involved in the counting scheme. For this tasks the coordinators usually have been in Batumi before and know already the counting spots, speak well English, can coordinate a group of international volunteers with different cultural background and identification skills.
and are keen to engage in our team on a longer term basis, contributing throughout the year, then consider joining us and enjoy with us the interesting and challenging conservation work.