BirdLife Australia and the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) are looking for volunteers to help survey Striated Grasswrens throughout the Riverland Biosphere Reserve in South Australia. These surveys will help determine if historical management has influenced the condition of Striated Grasswren habitat and the decline of these birds in the landscape.
No Striated Grasswren experience is necessary, but general bird identification skills will be beneficial as Striated Grasswrens are difficult to locate in this region. Volunteers will need to be able to use a GPS and have a good level of fitness, as transects will require walking up to 10km each day.
Volunteers will be required to travel to Calperum Station independently. Car-pooling will be possible during the surveys; however, the use of personal vehicles may be necessary due to the survey site dispersion across the Biosphere. Accommodation will be at the Oakbore outstation, which has basic facilities and dormitory style rooms. All catering for the week will kindly be provided by the Murray Bridge Rotary Club.
Contact: contact Chris Hedger on 0428420639 or Chris.Hedger@sa.gov.au
When: October 16 - 20 2017 (volunteers not required for the whole period)
Where: Riverland Biosphere Reserve; accommodation at Calperum Station, Oakbore, South Australia