Natural Ambassadors

Protect the birds of the Bay - Be a Natural Ambassador. 

Did you know thousands of waders and wildfowl feed on the Bay's sands and mudflats? Or that it is the second most important place for wintering birds in the UK? Sadly there have been declines in the number of overwintering birds. Unintentional disturbance by people is cited as one of the problems. The main issue is around the high tide period when birds can’t access their food and their sole focus is on saving energy and keeping warm. When birds take flight they use 12 times as much energy, eating into vital resources which keep them alive through the winter.

Morecambe Bay Partnership has an amazing team of Natural Ambassadors protecting the birds of the Bay. But we need more helpers to continue to spread the message and celebrate the birds in the community. Natural Ambassadors will help inform and inspire people about the thousands of waders and wildfowl that use Morecambe Bay as a vital stop-off during the autumn and winter months. We are seeking friendly and approachable people who are fairly knowledgeable about coastal birds, and who are happy to share this knowledge and enthusiasm twice monthly at outdoor sessions on key roost sites around certain high tides. Training on coastal bird identification and ecology will be provided, as well as equipment and materials. We have someone dedicated to help and support volunteers. Dogs are welcome to accompany Natural Ambassadors on site during sessions. 

This initiative is one way that we can improve conditions for our wintering birds. 

Click the link below to download the role profile.

Role Profile

If you would like to become a Natural Ambassador for the Birds of the Bay, or would like more information, please contact Amy Hopley

 

 

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