• Question: What careers are there related to birds? (like some kind of vet?)

    Asked by Neon3333 to Natalie, Joanna, Ellen, Anthony on 20 Sep 2018.
    • Photo: Ellen Williams

      Ellen Williams answered on 20 Sep 2018:

      There are lots of careers related to birds – are you thinking of native birds? The RSPCA inspectors/vets do a lot with wildlife, and the BTO work specifically with birds. There also lots of volunteering opportunities with the BTO which is a great way to gain some experience! There are highly likely to be more as well I am just not sure off the top of my head, sorry!

    • Photo: Natalie Pilakouta

      Natalie Pilakouta answered on 24 Sep 2018:

      If you want to work with birds, you can become an ornithologist (someone who studies birds). You could study bird migration, bird behaviour, bird reproduction, or anything else that you are interested in!

      If this is what you are interested in, you should consider doing an undergraduate degree in zoology, ecology, or a related field.

      You can also check the British Ornithologists’ Union (https://www.bou.org.uk/). They sometimes have volunteering opportunities for students who want to get some experience working with birds.