Working on a deserted Dutch island


Finally want to cross off ‘my favourite music if I were stuck on a deserted island’ from your bucket list? Then do we have a nice gig for you: watching birds on a Dutch island.

From April to July 2013, Staatsbosbeheer, which manages nature reserves, is looking for two people to camp out and watch birds on Rottumeroog (Rottum), a small uninhabited island with restricted access.

Ideally you’ll need to apply as a tandem because Staatsbosbeheer wants to have two people that get along well. You’ll also get to stalk butterflies and plants, and write it all down.

(Link:, Photo of Texel island by Searocket, some rights reserved)

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