• Fish/Wildlife • Science • General Assistance
This volunteer will monitor an existing bluebird trail on the grounds of Hampton National Historic Site. This will include recording the numbers of adults, eggs, and fledglings produced by each nest. Occasional cleaning of the nest boxes will also be performed. The trail is approximately 8 tenths of a mile long and has 11 boxes. The boxes will be monitored following the protocols established by Project Nest Watch. This includes a rigorous standard of data accuracy. The ability to act independently and to communicate all findings to the trail manager is required. All data collected will be submitted to Project NestWatch, a citizen science program maintained by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
The volunteer will report to a Park Ranger in the Resource Management Division.
Physical Requirements: The ability to walk at least one mile on uneven terrain and while exposed to weather is required. Some of the trail is in areas of tall grass. You will be required to carry a tool kit that weighs less than five pounds.
Hours: The work can be done between sunrise and sunset, seven days a week. A mutually convenient schedule will be worked out with the trail manager.