NEW! Greater Manchester
seeks a new BTO Regional Representative. added
After 11 years, including a rather exhausting spell as Atlas Organiser, I
have decided to step down from the post of BTO Regional Representative for
the Manchester region. My resignation will become effective in September
when I have tidied up the loose ends of the 2014 surveys. My Assistant
Regional Rep., Steve Atkins, has been a great help, particularly with atlas
allocation, record validation and recruitment of new members, but he doesn't
feel able, given his workload as Assistant County Recorder, to take on the
role of Regional Rep. himself, therefore we are seeking someone to take over
Dawn Balmer at BTO HQ summed up the key skills required: good organiser, use
a computer, good communicator, know the region.
More formally, the BTO website lists the main areas of responsibility:
Organising and co-ordination of BTO surveys at local level through the
network of BTO members and other volunteer fieldworkers.
First point of contact with BTO members and survey volunteers.
Liaison with local bird clubs and similar groups.
Recruitment of new survey volunteers at local level.
Recruitment of BTO members.
The BTO's biggest annual survey, the Breeding Bird Survey, is organised by
Antony Wainwright, which reduces the workload considerably.
If you are interested and would like to know more, don't hesitate to get in
or phone: 01457 836360)
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the hundreds of people
who have helped with BTO surveys during my time in the post. I've got to
know so many dedicated birdwatchers and made many good friends who have made
the job both enjoyable and rewarding.