The Loddon Plains Landcare Network is taking expressions of interest from individuals who are interested in taking part in a training workshop to undertake bird monitoring in the Loddon Plains area.
The training with ecologist Chris Tzaros will enable participants to undertake volunteer bird monitoring as part of the Loddon Plains Community Bird Monitoring Project. This monitoring project will form a baseline for ongoing data collection to observe trends and changes in bird numbers and biodiversity.
The workshop will be run in late March and will include:
- A background of bird fauna of the Loddon Plains
- Bird identification
- Bird monitoring methods of the monitoring project
- The role of community volunteers in ecological monitoring projects
Following the workshop, participants will be equipped with the skills to undertake community monitoring at various sites across the Loddon Plains as part of a seasonal bird survey. The survey will be undertaken 4 times per year for 2 years, ongoing if funding allows.
Some experience in bird watching is desired, although a good eye and a bird book will suffice.
Please contact Anthony Gallacher, Landcare Facilitator if you are interested in participating in this project. Contact details: email@example.com or 0447 095 501.