Little Tern Warden


Ray Lewis

South Swale is an amazing Nature Reserve full of wildlife, from
yellow horned poppy on the shingle beach and seals on the mudflats to the many Bird species that use the beach for feeding and/or breeding including ringed plovers, oystercatchers, snow buntings and little terns.

Position details




Weekdays, Weekends


Adult tern

We need your help

We need your help to help the little terns successfully breed. You can do this by talking to the public about little terns and encouraging them not to walk on Castle Coote where they breed. Informing the public about the reserve and monitoring the colony of rare birds as well as other birds and wildlife found there.


Why is it important?

Little terns, once abundant and regular around the Kent coast, are now struggling to survive as a breeding species in the county.

Many of the traditional breeding sites have now been abandoned through pressures from human disturbance, predation and possible reduced feeding opportunities


Commitment & Training

Ideally it would be once a week throughout May, June and July. With bookable shift patterns

Training will be given on wildlife identification and you will have the support of other volunteers and the area warden at all times