Raptor - RINS photo

RINS, an all-volunteer organization concerned with birds of prey that nest throughout Utah, offers a unique opportunity for volunteers to be involved as “citizen scientists” in a long-term raptor nest monitoring project.

The RINS organization collects and manages vital data regarding the nesting ecology of eagles, falcons, hawks, osprey and owls. Volunteers are asked to commit at least two field days per month from February through June to monitor an assigned area.

Pam Riddle, wildlife biologist for the Moab Field Office says, “The BLM is committed to keeping public lands productive and providing healthy habitat for raptors and other wildlife. Information gathered by RINS volunteers aids managers in protecting nest sites and young birds.”

Volunteers do not need previous experience or science credentials to participate. Ideal candidates just need to enjoy Utah’s outdoors and have a desire to help these magnificent birds of prey. For more information, visit www.rins.org. You can also email info@rins.org or call (801) 554-0807.