Volunteer Opportunity – Peregrine Watch Volunteer Ranger

Our peregrine falcons having been nesting at the Falls of Clyde for 16 years and staff and volunteers have been protecting them from persecution throughout this time. The 2014 peregrine breeding & nesting season will soon be upon us.   In addition to 24 hour surveillance to ensure they are protected we encourage members of the public to view the birds either on site or via the live web cams.  Consequently we are looking to recruit a number of volunteer rangers to provide an onsite presence and engage with the visiting public, providing information and answering questions.

Peregrine Watch (c) Chas Moonie
Peregrine Watch (c) Chas Moonie

The watch site is open every day from March 22nd to end June – 10am – 8pm. We are looking for volunteers to provide a minimum of 3 hours per visit to make it worth your while. Ideally you would volunteer once a week (preferably a regular slot) as it makes it easier for us to plan the required cover.

Duties include watching our peregrine falcons and maintaining a log, speaking to members of the public about our birds and looking after a small shop. This is a really great opportunity to learn about these amazing birds and to meet new people from all over the world!

We like our volunteers to be good at talking with members of the public, have a basic knowledge of birds, are happy to walk 40mins up to our watch site and able to be out in all weather conditions. We have tea and coffee facilities on site as well as a toilet. There is also an undercover heated area if it gets a bit nippy outside. All training is provided.

If you would like more information or would like to register your interest, please email us, fallsofclyde@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk or phone the office, 01555 665262.

Laura Preston – Scottish Wildlife Trust, Falls of Clyde Ranger

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Our peregrine falcons having been nesting at the Falls of Clyde for 16 years and staff and volunteers have been protecting them from persecution throughout this time. The 2014 peregrine …

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