MOAB — The Bureau of Land Management is seeking volunteers for the annual Raptor Inventory Nest Survey in eastern Utah. People who enjoy hiking and viewing birds are encouraged to apply.

Field training will be provided for all volunteers. The training is scheduled for 1-4 p.m. Feb. 2 at the BLM Moab Field Office, 82 E. Dogwood Ave.

The survey offers an opportunity for volunteers to be involved as “citizen scientists” in a long-term raptor nest monitoring project. The organization collects and manages vital data regarding the nesting ecology of eagles, falcons, hawks, osprey and owls.

It is recommended that volunteers own a pair of binoculars, a GPS unit, a digital camera, and have an email address. Volunteers will be asked to commit at least two field days per month from February through June, monitoring an assigned area.

For more information, visit www.rins.org or call 801-554-0807. Volunteers can also send an email to info@rins.org.

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Anyone interested in participating with should contact the survey organization for more information.

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