Our Mission
About the Position
Position #: 2504
OrganizationRocky Point Bird Observatory
Position: Helper/trainee - Rocky Point Bird Observatory Migration Monitoring
Location: Pedder Bay RV Resort & Marina, Victoria, BC, Canada
Impact Statement: Rocky Point Bird Observatory’s mission is to conserve birds through long-term ecological monitoring, scientific research and community outreach. Our primary role is to monitor the population trends, productivity and survivorship of songbirds in coastal British Columbia through daily surveys and bird banding. We also have a strong commitment to public education and training.
Description: Ideal for early birds with their own transportation to Metchosin. Shifts start about 45 minutes before sunrise, and end about 7 hours later.

Helper/trainees will assist the banders by entering data into a laptop computer, checking mist nets for birds, setting up and putting away gear, talking with visitors and other similar tasks.

Depending on the volunteer's interests, there will be opportunities to upgrade skills to "extractor" (removing birds from the nets), "census" (if the volunteer has bird identification skills), or bander, provided sufficient time (generally several seasons) is committed to the project.
Training Details: We will provide all necessary training.
Working Conditions: Works with a team doing migration monitoring through the mist-netting and banding of songbirds. All work is done outside.
Minimum Duration: 3 months or less
Timing: Weekday - Daytime, Weekend - Daytime
Time Detail: no minimum requirement, but would prefer volunteers who can commit at least one day every two weeks between 21 Jul and 18 Oct.
Special Event Start Date: 2019-07-21
Special Event End Date: 2019-10-18
Age: 18+
Ideal for: An Individual
Transportation: Car required
Area(s) of Interest: Animals/Pets, Gardening/Environment
Skill(s): Interpersonal Communication, Computer Skills
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website: http://rpbo.org
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Ann Nightingale
Address: #170-1581H Hillside Ave Victoria, V8T 2C1


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