Field Ornithologist

Our client is seeking to recruit a Field Ornithologist, to conduct bird surveys at locations across Ireland, within a range of upland and peatland environments. The successful candidates will be responsible for conducting a range of bird surveys on sites of proposed and existing large scale infrastructure projects, primarily wind farms. The role can be based out of Galway or Dublin or work remotely and check into the office only as needed.

The surveys to be undertaken would include vantage point surveys, adapted Brown and Shepherd surveys, breeding raptor surveys, wildfowl distribution surveys and species-specific surveys for species such as Hen Harrier, Greenland White Fronted Geese, Woodcock, etc.

Previous experience of carrying out such bird surveys, excellent bird ID, fieldwork skills and good IT and database management are essential prerequisites. Previous experience of carrying out bird surveys for wind energy developments and an appreciation of the potential effects of such development on birds are highly desirable.

The successful candidate will take up a position within the company’s ornithology team, reporting to the team’s director and working alongside other team members. The successful candidate would be expected to:

  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team of staff members to deliver project requirements.
  • Have a high level of overall ornithological field skills.
  • Provide regular updates to the project team on surveys underway.
  • Compile all survey data as per standard reporting format provided and report to designated team members.
  • Have access to their own vehicle and have a full driving licence.


Closing Date:
23/12/2019

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