Overview

Volunteers welcome on bird ringing camps on the Polish Baltic Coast in October-November 2022. You have an opportunity to support one of the oldest bird ringing schemes of the World – Operation Baltic. You will help to handle captured birds, identify and ring them as well as with measuring, weighting and data entry tasks. You will get to know and distinguish every caught species by direct contact!

Work with Pioneers. Operation Baltic is a world-renowned bird research project going on for more than half a century. Nearly two million birds of 208 species have been ringed so far. The projest is implemented in cooperation with top Polish and Foreign universities. The Operation Baltic manages the most detailed database of vertebrate measurements of the world.

What will I do? You will handle birds, taking them out of the nets. Our main duty will be to regularly check mist nets installed near the camp. We will take caught birds to the base, where they will be identified, ringed and measured. We will weight them and release back to the wild. We will register all observations made by the Ringer in a special notebook.

Where will I stay? In a truly unique place, in the heart of a well-known landscape park! The camp is located near the sea shore. We will sleep in tents provided on site, but you need your own sleeping bag. Thick, comfy mattresses and blankets are provided. There is a TOI-TOI toilet, camping shower in a separate tent and electricity from generator. We cook common meals on a gas stove.

Who are you looking for? It’s an exciting international experience for Birdwatchers, Bird Ringers and Nature Lovers, but we welcome persons from all walks of life. You don’t have to know birds well. The tasks will be tailored to your individual needs and high-quality field training is provided.

What’s in it for me? We offer HANDS-ON intensive exchange of specialist knowledge and HANDS-ON experience in field research abroad accompanied by our high-quality training in bird species identification, handling and measurements. All of this confirmed by our unique Certificate of Participation to boost your CV. We offer deep contact with Wildlife 24/7. You will meet inspiring, like-minded people and gain unforgettable memories!

TO APPLY: Send an email to Joanna at info@wildareas.net and introduce yourself in few words, explaining why you are interested in our project and why we should choose YOU as a Participant. You will receive a detailed Infosheet and Application Form.

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In case of any enquiries, we are here to talk: info@wildareas.net

Thank you for your interest in our work and see you soon on the camp!

About Wild Areas Network

Wild Areas Network connects Passionate Naturalists and Explorers from all over the World to volunteer in the wildest places of Poland as Field Researchers.