Birdwatching is the observation of free birds in nature. It is an extraordinary passion that can captivate anyone, adults and children alike. The world of birdwatching is an infinite discovery because there is an infinite number of bird species to observe, as diverse as the many habitats in which you do it, and as colourful as the four seasons of the year!
There are many birdwatchers in the world…
There are two million birdwatchers only in England, the world-home of birdwatching, with the reserves of the RSPB, (Royal Society for Protection of Birds).
6% of the English population loves birdwatching, a passion that has become a real industry, an engine of tourism: there is no bed&breakfast, hostel or hotel (especially in rural or countryside areas) that does not have a “birdwatching corner” (a notice board with info and directions for observing ducks, geese, birds of prey, etc.).
The beauty of birdwatching, moreover, is that you can practice it anywhere: in the most legendary places in the world or looking out of the window, behind your own house, waiting for the bus, walking in a park… you name it!
How to use this page.
On this page, you can find volunteer programs/projects that can offer (among the other activities) opportunities to do birdwatching. Click on the announcement you are interested in. Check the date of the publication (some opportunities might be already expired). If the listing is still valid, look for the ‘contact details‘ section at the end of the announcement. There you can find free ways to get in touch with the hosts (website, e-mail, phone numbers, application form). Send the host/organization a message and wait for a reply.
Some of these opportunities are completely free (you receive food and accommodation in exchange for your voluntary work – wwoof style). Others might only offer accommodation. In some cases you might receive pocket money. For more information, visit the FAQ page.
Birdwatching – volunteer opportunities
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