3 Reasons why you should become an ornithologist

Working as an ornithologist will enable you to work in a variety of areas, involving the study of behaviour, ecology, classification and conservation of birds and their habitats. If you’re interested in birds and would like to study their behaviour then a job as an ornithologist would be perfect for you. Take a look at these 3 reasons why you should become an ornithologist:

Interesting work

A career as an ornithologist will mean studying and working with birds. It will often involve surveying, recording and reporting on bird activity.

You will be working in the countryside in all weather conditions, with the chance to travel often.

Here are just some of the day-to-day tasks an ornithologist could undertake:

  • Monitoring bird species
  • Conducting surveys
  • Tracking bird movements
  • Preparing reports, management plans and presentations
  • Collecting, analysing and evaluating data

Looking at results and finding out new information can be very interesting and there will never be dull moment!

Working environment

Ornithologists may have to complete field research to get a better understanding of what they are working on. This could be to monitor migration routes, reproduction rates, or habitat needs. As mentioned in the last point, you will spend most of your time outdoors and may be required you to travel. This means you’ll be able to see some amazing sites whilst working – bonus!

Generous salary

Ornithologists can earn up to £35,000! Imagine doing something you love and getting paid such a generous salary for it? Kick-start your career as an ornithologist today and enrol on our Ornithology Level 3 course today.

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Sharnie Carter

3 Reasons why you should become an ornithologist