Breeding Lapwing Monitoring Assistant

We need you to help us to monitor the lapwing populations at RSPB Old Hall Marshes reserve, to ascertain how many pairs are breeding, how many chicks are reaching fledgling stage, and what factors are affecting their success 

You will be helping with the conservation of lapwings, allowing us to better understand their place on our nature reserve and to help increase their small population. 

You will get up close views throughout the courtship and breeding stages, through to seeing young lapwing chicks take their first flight!

There will also be opportunities to monitor common terns, redshanks, avocets and other breeding birds throughout the summer.

This is an exciting opportunity to learn more about this species and help us plan our future management on the reserve. 


You will need to be:

- able to identify lapwing and other common bird species

- fit and active 

- able to walk moderate distances

Full training will be provided.

An interest in the natural world is beneficial but enthusiasm is key.


  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 04/03/2019

End Date: 30/06/2019

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Availability Details



This opportunity is available in: Colchester, Maldon

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