Helmeted Honeyeater feeding and monitoring, VIC - volunteers needed (March onwards)

Helmeted Honeyeater feeding and monitoring, VIC - volunteers needed (March onwards)

The Helmeted Honeyeater Recovery Program is seeking volunteers who are available on weekdays (excluding Thursdays) to join our year round volunteer team.

The role involves working in pairs to provide supplementary feed (wombaroo nectar mix and mealworms to pairs raising young) to reintroduction colonies of Helmeted Honeyeaters and to record your observations.

Through volunteering as a ‘feeder’ you will have the opportunity to share and develop your skills whilst contributing to the recovery objectives of Victoria’s critically endangered avifaunal emblem. The role requires a reasonable level of fitness. Volunteers walk 6-7 kilometres on uneven tracks, carrying 2 light buckets of equipment. Some field based experience is desirable, as is an AWD/4WD, but they are not essential. A willingness to contribute to a team based program is all we ask. Once established as a feeder, there are opportunities to participate in additional activities such as trapping birds for banding and DNA sampling.

When: Induction program begins March 2018

Minimum commitment required: 4-5 hours per day, once a month for 6 months or more (note: this is a morning role)

Roster positions currently available on: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays of each month (to a lesser extent: Tuesdays)

Where: Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve, Yellingbo (note: there is limited public transport to this area)

Please contact: Sue Tardif hehofeeder@gmail.com or phone 0456 991 296 for more information or to register your interest.

Photo: Andrew Silcocks

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