Geographically Skagen is one of the very best spots in Northern Europe for migrating birds! The migration of both raptors, passerines and seabirds can be fantastic! Many different species visits every year and more than 360 species have been recorded in Skagen. The area is also renowned for offering more rarities than anywhere else in Denmark.
As a field assistant we offer you a free stay in a new and modern Observatory in one of Denmarks`s most iconic buildings: The lighthouse living quarters by the Grey Lighthouse - with the birds right outside your doorstep. You will get an allowance of 150 DKK per day and get to work with many other committed people at the Observatory. The Observatory values professionalism and solidarity greatly, which gives you the possibility to develop your knowledge, skills and responsibility, but also to have life experiences together with the rest of the staff. It is a place of space and high spirits.
We expect applicants to have spent at least one season as a ringer or birdwatcher at a Bird Observatory or something similar. Ringers must have valid ringing license. Experienced birdwatchers who have not worked at an Observatory may also apply. We prioritize applicants who can stay for 3 months or more (March – November). The daily work is very versatile with many different jobs, which – besides ringing and observations – include presentation, instruction, processing data, practical work, etc.
Send an application
We always welcome applications, and if the immediate funds of the Observatory do not meet an allowance, or if you do not meet the demands, do not despair! We do have several other possibilities for you to become a part of the Observatory as a volunteer for a short or long period of time. We are also willing to teach newcomers – so please do not hesitate to contact us!