Autumn Count Coordinator

We have filled all coordinator positions for 2019


We are seeking for enthusiastic and dedicated raptor watchers to serve as Count Coordinators and together be the backbone of the team for the entire autumn season. The team of count coordinators leads the daily operation of the count and guarantees the quality of the monitoring. All costs are covered and in addition, a stipend is paid. If you think you might wish to apply, please read on.

Thank you!

Photo by Rei Segali.

Photo by Rei Segali.


Count coordinators are integral to the soul of the BRC count. They oversee the daily operation of our stations and help ensure the quality of the data we collect. As a count coordinator, you will work in a team together with two other count coordinators. Your job will be to ensure not only that BRC monitoring protocols are followed and that all data is recorded correctly in the tablets, but also to manage the volunteers to ensure consistent and uniform coverage of the station. The team of coordinators is also expected to encourage and sometimes participate in social events, and to contribute to the PR-related activities. You must be ready to put in long hours and to lead by example, and ready to pitch a hand to help carry out whatever tasks are required to ensure the quality of the count. Count coordinators will give, with help from the board, several presentations to help counters to identify species like harriers or eagles.


Late night identification sessions. Photo by Johannes Jansen.


You are willing to commit working with BRC for the entire selected period, from August 12th through October 21st 2019. Preferably, you are experienced with the BRC counts, other migration counts and/or with raptor monitoring. You should have conversational command of the English language, social and communicative character, some background with identifying most Western Palearctic raptor species at distance, and the empathy for counters on all levels of identification skills. Basic computer competency and the willingess to contribute to the public outreach will be needed.

If you have not already read the Autumn Count page, please do so before submitting your application.

We encourage all former BRC counters to consider applying as coordinator!


Counting nearby birds with the naked eye and identifying distant birds by scope: the coordinator oversees it all. Photo by Martha Mutiso.


Count Coordinators will be covered for all expenses during their stay, including home stay and air travel to and from Georgia. In addition, you'll receive a stipend of 400 Euro per month. We are accommodated in comfortable shared rooms in a family guesthouse together with the volunteers. The family cooks for us every morning and evening, lunch is packed for the day. During the season, there will be several social events (BBQ, beach-night, occasional restaurant visit) and coordinators have regular days off to explore the surroundings or to have some rest.


How to apply

To apply for this position, please send us your short CV with related experiences and draft a one page cover letter:

  • with your name, age, contact information (postal mailing address, email address, and cell number or Skype contact)

  • describing your interest and personal motivation,

  • any background you feel pertinent to this application,

  • and what you believe you can offer to the BRC as a Count Coordinator this autumn.

Please email your letter in English to volunteer(at)batumiraptorcount(dot)org under the title "Count Coordinator". We will get in touch with you as soon as possible!

We have filled all coordinator positions for 2019. 
The application will be open until the positions are filled.

Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to hearing from you!

Cordially Yours,
The BRC Team