Effort Watches

IWDG are looking for volunteers to commit to monthly land-based effort (timed) watches under our Constant Effort Sighting Scheme. These regular watches (at least 1 each month) are conducted in all seasons and ideally in goodweather conditions and provides very important year-round data

on whales, dolphins & porpoises. We are particularly interested in improving coverage in remote areas which historically suffer from low levels of cetacean recording.

We’d like to hear
from you if you:

  • Are interested in local marine wildlife and would like to contribute to IWDG’s recording schemes
  • Have good optics such as binoculars, and/or a wildlife spotting scope for offshore scanning
  • Are flexible and can volunteer at least 1 monthly watch in all seasons (in suitable weather)
  • Have your own transport and access to a local watch site.

If this is something you feel could appeal to you, please contact the IWDG Sightings Officer


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