- knowledge of biology
- excellent verbal communication skills
- the ability to work well with others
- science skills
- maths knowledge
- the ability to read English
- to be thorough and pay attention to detail
- excellent written communication skills
- analytical thinking skills
- to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently
Your day-to-day duties could include:
- conducting surveys
- monitoring bird species
- tracking bird movements
- collecting, analysing and evaluating data
- preparing reports, management plans and presentations
You could work in the countryside.
Your working environment may be outdoors in all weathers and you'll travel often.
With experience you might become a supervisor.
You can find out more about becoming an ornithologist from the British Ornithologists' Union.Data from National Careers Service.