Morecambe Bay Partnership is looking for an army of nature loving volunteers to take part in a new and exciting project that will help protect rare nesting birds from disturbance on Walney and Foulney Island between March and August.
Morecambe Bay is one of the best places in the UK to see wildlife. Around 210,000 birds flock to our shores from their arctic breeding grounds to spend the winter and many birds choose to nest and raise their families on the beaches around the Bay. The Life on the Edge project is a multi-million pound project lead by the RSPB to protect rare and threatened birds both around Morecambe Bay and on other sites around the UK.
With more people than ever visiting coastal areas, birds are struggling to get all the rest they need. People and dogs are the most common causes of birds being disturbed from nesting sites so Morecambe Bay Partnership is recruiting volunteers to help protect nest of birds such as ringed plover and oystercatcher from disturbance.
Anya Kuliszewski, Morecambe Bay Partnership’s Nature & Wildlife Officer says “We are looking to recruit people from the Barrow and Ulverston area to help us look after some of the most wonderful wildlife of Morecambe Bay. If a little bit of rain and wind doesn’t bother you, and you enjoying chatting to the public and sharing your enthusiasm for wildlife- then this is the role for you! We can guarantee wonderful views and a fantastic opportunity to watch ringed plover, oystercatchers and terns raise their families and spread their wings!”
To find out more and to register as a volunteer, go to Morecambebay.org.uk and sign up as a volunteer. You can also follow Morecambe Bay Partnership on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to discover even more about the nature, heritage and history of Morecambe Bay.