30 May 2013

Calling for volunteers in New Caledonia


STOT-NC is a program for monitoring the birds of New Caledonia led by the Société Calédonienne d'Ornithologie (SCO – BirdLife in New Caledonia). Launched in 2010, STOT-NC uses a network of trained volunteers to count land-birds across the country. 

The ultimate goal is to assess and improve the conservation status of terrestrial bird populations in New Caledonia. In order to establish the volunteer network, SCO offer an intensive training program in the identification (visual and auditory) of birds. Courses are free and open to all, regardless of the initial level of knowledge about birds, and run until September. If you are interested in participating in this training or if you want more information please read this STO-NC blog article.