Get Involved

There are many benefits to becoming a NIRSG volunteer! Membership is free and we offer specialist training in field monitoring techniques based on best-practice guidelines that have been developed over many years by raptor experts from across the UK and Ireland. These techniques differ between species and habitats and they help fieldworkers to record, interpret and report their observations.

We also provide regular training workshops to ensure our seasoned and less-experienced fieldworkers are collecting data consistently and uniformly across the country. For new members there may also be opportunities to participate in fieldwork alongside an experienced mentor.

Members are invited to attend our annual spring conference, as well as an annual All-Ireland conference where we join with colleagues from the Irish Raptor Study Group. These gatherings provide an opportunity to learn about local and national raptor projects as well as international studies by invited expert speakers.

NIRSG Volunteer Registration Form

    Your Name (required)

    Address including town and postcode (required)

    Date of Birth (required)

    Gender (required)

    Telephone (required)


    Email (required)

    Do you have a local area / site which you could monitor annually?

    Do you have any relevant previous experience?

    What would you like from NIRSG? e.g. training

    Do you want to be added to the NIRSG email list?

    Do you want to receive the members' handbook?

    I understand that I may be working with confidential material and I will keep this material confidential. I understand that insurance for my personal effects, damage or injury is my responsibility. I understand that if the information declared on this form is found to be incorrect, it may result in the termination of my volunteering. I understand that the information on this form will be kept confidential in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

    *All new members will receive a membership pack including membership card, risk assessment and copy of the NIRSG code of conduct.