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Identification and Field Survey Skills - Mammals

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Identification and Field Survey Skills - Mammals

Practical training in how to find and identify mammals, also training in survey techniques and classification.


February 2019

19/02/2019    Badger Ecology and Surveys    1 Day

West Midlands , CIEEM. Contact: 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net events.cieem.net/Events/EventPages/19022019000000BadgerEcologyandSurveys.aspx

A one-day training course covering relevant aspects of the background ecology and behaviour of badgers and examining the application and limitations of the various survey techniques. Knowledge skills and understanding are developed through presentations, Q&A sessions and a field visit.

Cost £unknown


20/02/2019    Badger Mitigation    1 Day

West Midlands , CIEEM. Contact: 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net events.cieem.net/Events/EventPages/20022019000000BadgerMitigation.aspx

Penny and Dave Lewns lead this one-day course covering the impacts of different types of development on badgers and the options for mitigation.

Cost £unknown


25/02/2019    Bats and Development    1 Day

Nr Exeter, Acorn Ecology Ltd. Contact: 01392 366512 training@acornecology.co.uk c-js.co.uk/2RJgYG0

This course is aimed at consultants who have to give bat mitigation advice to developers or those wanting to know more about mitigation as part of their training for a bat licence.

Cost £unknown


25/02/2019    Identifying Barriers to Bats: The Power of Artificial Light and Sound Pollution    6 pm till 8 pm Days

Cardiff, Acer Ecology. Contact: 029 2065 0331 enquiries@acerecology.co.uk www.acerecology.co.uk/

A comprehensive review of how British bats are affected by artificial light and sound pollution, and aims to offer new insights from novel PhD research. Followed by an open discussion regarding the issues concerning artificial lighting and sound pollution. The evening course will be run by the expert Jack Merrifield.

Cost £15.00


26/02/2019    Dormice and Development     1 Day

Nr Exeter, Acorn Ecology Ltd. Contact: 01392 366512 training@acornecology.co.uk c-js.co.uk/2RJgYG0

This course is aimed at those who work with developers on sites with dormice, and those ecologists working under infrastructure maintenance contracts.The course will cover dormouse legislation, implications for developments, European Protected Species Licences, mitigation techniques and case studies.

Cost £unknown


27/02/2019    Badgers and Development    1 Day

Nr Exeter, Acorn Ecology Ltd. Contact: 01392 366512 training@acornecology.co.uk c-js.co.uk/2RJgYG0

Badgers are frequently encountered on development sites, so it is important that ecologists have a clear understanding of the legislation and guidance relating to badgers and development, and to make sure we use appropriate mitigation techniques.

Cost £unknown


March 2019

03/03/2019    Wildlife Handling and Care    1 Day

Highbridge, Secret World. Contact: 01278 783250 info@secretworld.org www.secretworld.org/

Please visit our website for more information

Cost £60.00


04/03/2019    Bat Sound Analysis Using Analook    1 Day

Nr Exeter, Acorn Ecology Ltd. Contact: 01392 366512 training@acornecology.co.uk c-js.co.uk/2xSEjfq

This introductory level one day course aims to provide you with the basic skills of identifiying bat calls from sonograms, mainly using Analook. It includes a workshop session for you to practice your skills.

Cost £unknown


05/03/2019    Bat Survey Data: Analysis and Presentation    1 Day

Nr Exeter, Acorn Ecology Ltd. Contact: 01392 366512 training@acornecology.co.uk c-js.co.uk/2xSEjfq

This introductory level one day course covers how to analyse your bat survey data using a combination of the bat call data in Analook and your field notes. You will need prior knowledge of Analook to attend. This course follows on from our Bat Sound Analysis using Analook course.

Cost £unknown


20/03/2019    Bats and Trees    2 Days

Chipping, Ecology Services Uk Ltd. Contact: 019956142 info@ecologyservice.co.uk www.ecologyservice.co.uk

A course suitable for all beginner and intermediate ecologists, woodland managers and arborists looking at how bats use trees and how and when to undertake professional bat surveys of trees.

Cost £250.00


22/03/2019    An Evidence-Based Approach to Camera Trapping    1 Day

South East England, CIEEM. Contact: 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net events.cieem.net/Events/EventPages/22032019000000AnEvidenceBasedApproachtoCameraTrapping.aspx

This intermediate level event explores key considerations when using cam trapping to assist with assessment of resting sites and activity surveys of mammals. The training will focus on critical aspects of survey design and methodology, with reference to recent research studies and practical sessions at the venue.

Cost £unknown


23/03/2019    Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release    1 Day

Highbridge, Secret World. Contact: 01278 783250 info@secretworld.org www.secretworld.org/

Please visit our website for more information

Cost £60.00


23/03/2019    Horseshoe Bat Mitigation    10am-4pm Days

Cardiff, Acer Ecology. Contact: 029 2065 0331 enquiries@acerecology.co.uk www.acerecology.co.uk/

Learn how to mitigate for horseshoe bats. Indoor-sessions where participants will be taught how to develop horseshoe mitigation and will participate in a workshop. The course will be run by Collin Morris, recent winner of The Pete Guest Award for Outstanding Contribution to Bat Conservation.

Cost £80.00


25/03/2019    Bat Surveys: an introduction to bats, buildings and activity surveys    1 Day

Sheffield, Wildscapes. Contact: 0114 279 2667 info@wildscapes.co.uk https://c-js.info/2RLw4q8

Introduction to biology, ecology and identification of British bats, bat legislation, planning and conducting preliminary roost assessments of buildings, nocturnal activity surveys, use of bat detectors. Discounts available for students and members of SRWT.

Cost £72.50


26/03/2019    Bat Surveys: an introduction to bats and tree surveys    1 Day

Sheffield, Wildscapes. Contact: 0114 279 2667 info@wildscapes.co.uk https://c-js.info/2WKhPFM

Introduction to biology, ecology and identification of British bats, bat legislation, planning and conducting ground based tree assessments, demonstration of aerial survey and endoscope use, nocturnal activity surveys, use of bat detectors. Discounts available for students and members of SRWT. 10% discount if booked with the Bats and Buildings course.

Cost £72.50


28/03/2019    Otter Ecology and Surveys    1 Day

South West England, CIEEM. Contact: 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net events.cieem.net/Events/EventPages/28032019000000OtterEcologyandSurveys.aspx

A one-day introductory course on otters, including a field visit and lectures.

Cost £unknown


April 2019

2019 04 12 An Introduction to Bats    0.5 Day

Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust . Contact: 0115 972 1777 enquiries@attenboroughnaturecentre.co.uk c-js.co.uk/2KAo6wR

Attenborough Nature Reserve is one of the best places in the county to see bats. This evening starts with a fascinating talk, followed by a walk around the reserve using bat detectors. 7-10pm.

Cost £15.00


01/04/2019    Badger Ecology and Survey    1 Day

North West England, CIEEM. Contact: 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net events.cieem.net/Events/EventPages/01042019000000BadgerEcologyandSurvey.aspx

A one-day introductory course on badgers, including a field visit and classroom sessions.

Cost £unknown


02/04/2019    Badger Mitigation    1 Day

North West England, CIEEM. Contact: 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net events.cieem.net/Events/EventPages/02042019000000BadgerMitigation.aspx

Penny and Dave Lewns lead this one-day course covering the impacts of different types of development on badgers and the options for mitigation.

Cost £unknown


04/04/2019    Introduction to Bat Ecology and Bat Surveys    1 Day

South West England, CIEEM. Contact: enquiries@cieem.net events.cieem.net/Events/EventPages/04042019000000IntroductiontoBatEcologyandBatSurveys.aspx

The course provides an introduction to key skills, experience and knowledge necessary for undertaking professional bat work in the UK.

Cost £unknown


05/04/2019    Deer Ecology    3 Days

Kindrogan, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01250 870 150 enquiries.kd@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/1tw0v3h

Explore the Scottish Highlands in search of British deer species. Learn to identify them from visual clues and indirect signs such as tracks and droppings. Discover more about their ecology and history - including the British pastime of stocking deer at stately homes and parks.

Cost £252.00


05/04/2019    Bats: Impact Assessment and Mitigation    1 Day

South West England, CIEEM. Contact: 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net events.cieem.net/Events/EventPages/05042019000000BatsImpactAssessmentofDevelopmentMitigationandEnhancements.aspx

This course covers impacts on bats of different types of development and various mitigation and enhancement requirements for planning. The course is appropriate for all those undertaking professional bat work in the UK

Cost £unknown


06/04/2019    CyberTracker Track & Sign Evaluation    2 Days

Midhurst, Woodcraft School Ltd. Contact: 07795313424 info@woodcraftschool.co.uk https://c-js.info/2PrZ6z7

This is a two-day practical field test that emphasise open, honest dialogue and real learning. The tracks and sign of any and all species encountered in the field may be asked, Tracker Certifications emphasise practical tracking and the development of reliable field skills, no prior training is required to participate.

Cost £200.00


06/04/2019    Introduction to Mammals    1 Day

Amersham, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01494 721054 enquiries.am@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/1tw0v3h

The aim of the course is to give an introduction to the identification, ecology and behaviour of our native small mammals both by physical characteristics and the signs they leave in the environment. It will include opportunities to observe some of our small mammals and learn about their adaptations.

Cost £42.00


07/04/2019    Introduction to wildlife rescue and rehabilitation    1 Day

Highbridge, Secret World. Contact: 01278 783250 info@secretworld.org www.secretworld.org/

Please visit our website for more information

Cost £60.00


15/04/2019    Badger Ecology and Surveys    1 Day

South West England, CIEEM. Contact: 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net events.cieem.net/Events/EventPages/15042019000000BadgerEcologyandSurvey.aspx

A one-day introductory course on badgers, including a field visit and classroom sessions.

Cost £unknown


16/04/2019    Badger Mitigation    1 Day

South West England, CIEEM. Contact: 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net events.cieem.net/Events/EventPages/16042019000000BadgerMitigation.aspx

Penny and Dave Lewns lead this one-day course covering the impacts of different types of development on badgers and the options for mitigation.

Cost £unknown


16/04/2019    Using Bioacoustics for Field Survey    1 Day

East Midlands, CIEEM. Contact: 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net events.cieem.net/Events/EventPages/16042019000000UsingBioacousticsforFieldSurvey.aspx

This one day, beginner to intermediate level course will cover the use of acoustic recording for birds, amphibians, invertebrates and mixed animal communities.

Cost £unknown


16/04/2019    Badger Survey, Impacts and Mitigation     1 Day

Scotland, CIEEM. Contact: 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net events.cieem.net/Events/EventPages/16042019000000BadgerSurveyImpactsandMitigation.aspx

This workshop will provide an overview of badger legislation, ecology and survey in the morning. In the afternoon impacts to badgers and mitigation options will be discussed, to include sett exclusion, destruction and artificial sett construction. A field visit to a site local to the classroom will look at badger field signs.

Cost £unknown


17/04/2019    Water Vole Live Trapping, Handling, Practical Care and Re-establishment    2 Days

South West England, CIEEM. Contact: 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net events.cieem.net/Events/EventPages/17042019000000WaterVoleLiveTrappingHandlingPracticalCareandReestablishment.aspx

This advanced course aims to familiarise experienced practitioners with the practical elements of water vole trapping and considerations for maintaining water voles in captivity. Delegates will have opportunities to handle water voles of different ages and sexes, consider the requirements pertinent to the effective re-establishment of water vole populations and techniques to assist with successful restoration.

Cost £unknown


23/04/2019    Otter Ecology and Surveying    1 Day

Nr Exeter, Acorn Ecology Ltd. Contact: 01392 366512 training@acornecology.co.uk c-js.co.uk/2xSEjfq

Introductory level course covering: otter biology and ecology; identifying otters and their field signs; legal status of otters; and otter conservation. The course will include a field trip to look for signs of otters.

Cost £unknown


24/04/2019    Bat Survey Methods for Ecologists    3 Days

Linlithgow, BatAbility Courses & Tuition . Contact: 07877570590 neil.middleton@batability.co.uk www.batability.co.uk/events/

Intro to Bats, Survey Guidelines, Bats & Built Environment, Bats & Trees, Bat Detector Tutorial, Dusk Emergence/Re-entry Survey Methods, Transect Methods, Equipment Overview, Practical Sessions, Hints & Tips

Cost £174.00


25/04/2019    Introduction to Bats - Knowledge of Bats    1 Day

Overton, CA Ecology. Contact: 07933941470 claire@caecology.co.uk www.caecology.co.uk

This course is for people wanting to start training towards a bat licence and/or gain knowledge and skills necessary to independently and competently undertake professional surveys involving bats. Topics covered include: evolutionary history, diversity and ecological values; identification; basic biology and physiology; and legal and planning policy issues.

Cost £120.00


25/04/2019    Surveying for Bats    1 Day

East Midlands, CIEEM. Contact: 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net events.cieem.net/Events/EventPages/25042019000000SurveyingforBats.aspx

This course is designed to provide delegates with the required information to understand why, when and how to survey for bats professionally. The course will give a comprehensive overview of all the different bat survey methods that can be employed, as well as sessions on the law and licensing, basic species ecology and identification, and site visits (weather permitting) to known bat roosts in the beautiful surrounds of Clumber Park.

Cost £unknown


26/04/2019    Surveying for Bats – Assessing Habitats and Buildings     1 Day

Overton, CA Ecology. Contact: 07933941470 claire@caecology.co.uk www.caecology.co.uk

This course is for people wanting to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to independently and competently undertake professional surveys involving bats. Topics covered include: assessing habitat; how to conduct a survey; what to look for; building terminology; typical and atypical roosts; assigning potential; and a practical session.

Cost £120.00


26/04/2019    An Introduction to Bats    0.5 Day

Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust . Contact: 0115 972 1777 enquiries@attenboroughnaturecentre.co.uk c-js.co.uk/2KAo6wR

Attenborough Nature Reserve is one of the best places in the county to see bats. This evening starts with a fascinating talk, followed by a walk around the reserve using bat detectors. 7.30-10.30pm.

Cost £15.00


27/04/2019    Discovering Bats in Epping Forest    1 Day

Epping Forest, Field Studies Council. Contact: 020 8502 8500 enquiries.ef@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/1tw0v3h

This extensive day and evening course assumes no previous knowledge of bats. Topics include identification, biology and echolocation with the chance to have a closer look at bats both in the laboratory and the field. Participants will learn about the behaviour of UK bat species as well as nomenclature and classification.

Cost £45.00


27/04/2019    An Introduction to Bats    0.5 Day

Idle Valley Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust . Contact: 0115 972 1777 enquiries@attenboroughnaturecentre.co.uk c-js.co.uk/2KAo6wR

Idle Valley Nature Reserve is a great place to see bats. Join bat experts for an evening talk and walk around the reserve using bat detectors. 7.30-10.30pm.

Cost £15.00


28/04/2019    Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release for Veterinary Professionals - CPD Training    1 Day

Highbridge, Secret World. Contact: 01278 783250 info@secretworld.org www.secretworld.org/

Please visit our website for more information

Cost £125.00


29/04/2019    Bat Surveys: an introduction to bats, buildings and activity surveys    1 Day

Sheffield, Wildscapes. Contact: 0114 279 2667 info@wildscapes.co.uk https://c-js.info/2RJmFPQ

Introduction to biology, ecology and identification of British bats, bat legislation, planning and conducting preliminary roost assessments of buildings, nocturnal activity surveys, use of bat detectors. Discounts available for students and members of SRWT.

Cost £72.50


30/04/2019    Bat Ecology    1 Day

Nower Wood, Mill Way, Leatherhead KT22 8QA, Surrey Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk https://c-js.info/2OYIYoe

Learn about the unique biology and ecology of bats. You will meet live bats before walking in the woods to detect them.

Cost £35.00


30/04/2019    Bat Mitigation: Principles and Designs    2 Days

Chipping, Ecology Services Uk Ltd. Contact: 019956142 info@ecologyservice.co.uk www.ecologyservice.co.uk

A comprehensive course for all ecologists involved in bat mitigation. You will learn how to characterise bat roosts in order to design effective mitigation for all bat species

Cost £250.00


30/04/2019    Dormouse Ecology and Surveying    1 Day

Nr Exeter, Acorn Ecology Ltd. Contact: 01392 366512 training@acornecology.co.uk c-js.co.uk/2xSEjfq

This course is a first step towards gaining your dormouse licence, and the trainer will usually be prepared to act as one of your referees for this purpose. Course includes dormouse ecology and conservation, survey techniques, best practice in handling dormice (demonstrated) and a dormouse nest box check.

Cost £unknown


30/04/2019    Bat Surveys: an introduction to bats and tree surveys    1 Day

Sheffield, Wildscapes. Contact: 0114 279 2667 info@wildscapes.co.uk https://c-js.info/2WO1QGL

Introduction to biology, ecology and identification of British bats, bat legislation, planning and conducting ground based tree assessments, demonstration of aerial survey and endoscope use, nocturnal activity surveys, use of bat detectors. Discounts available for students and members of SRWT. 10% discount if booked with the Bats and Buildings course.

Cost £72.50


30/04/2019    Introduction to Bat Detectors and Bat Survey Methods    7pm to 10:30pm Days

Cardiff, Acer Ecology. Contact: 029 2065 0331 enquiries@acerecology.co.uk www.acerecology.co.uk/

The course is designed for amateur or new bat surveyors who would like to learn or improve their bat surveying skills. The course will be will be held partly at our office in Cardiff Bay and partly at Cardiff Bay Wetland Reserve.

Cost £15.00


May 2019

08/05/2019    Dormice - Planning, Development, Law, Ecology, Survey, Habitat Management    1 Day

Abinger Hammer, Surrey, Species Recovery Trust. Contact: 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dormice-planning-development-law-ecology-survey-habitat-management-tickets-50576701275

A one day practical course giving participants an introduction to the ecology of dormice, the legislation protecting them, survey techniques and standards, handling and identification, interpretation and application of survey results and mitigation and habitat management

Cost £85.00


09/05/2019    BCT Using Bat Detectors    1 Day

Juniper Hall, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01306 734501 enquiries.jh@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/1tw0v3h

The course will cover the different types of detector systems (heterodyne, frequency division, time expansion and full spectrum), the range of detectors available from the different manufacturers, choosing the most appropriate detector for your surveys, how to make recordings and perform basic identification in the field.

Cost £165.00


09/05/2019    Using Bat Detectors    1 Day

Juniper Hall, Surrey, Bat Conservation Trust. Contact: 020 7820 7169 nwebster@bats.org.uk www.bats.org.uk/

This course introduces the use of bat detectors for professional bat surveys. It includes different types of detector systems, the range of detectors available, advice on choosing the most appropriate detector and making recordings. Using real broadcast echolocation calls, this course demonstrates how to perform basic identification in the field.

Cost £165.00


10/05/2019    BCT Bat Ecology and Conservation    1 Day

Juniper Hall, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01306 734501 enquiries.jh@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/1tw0v3h

One-day course is designed for those new to bat work. You will be given a comprehensive foundation to bat biology, ecology and conservation. You will learn about the different UK species, range and distribution, bat conservation and threats, bat taxonomy, physiological adaptations, life histories, foraging ecology, life cycle and roosting requirements.

Cost £165.00


10/05/2019    Bat Ecology and Conservation    1 Day

Juniper Hall, Surrey, Bat Conservation Trust. Contact: 020 7820 7169 nwebster@bats.org.uk www.bats.org.uk/

Designed for those new to bat work, this course gives a comprehensive foundation to bat biology, ecology and conservation. You will learn about the different UK species, range, distribution, bat conservation and threats, bat taxonomy, physiological adaptations, life histories, foraging ecology, life cycle, roosting requirements and bat identification.

Cost £165.00


10/05/2019    Water Vole Survey Techniques    1 Day

Potteric Carr Nature reserve, Doncaster, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01904 659570 info@ywt.org.uk www.ywt.org.uk/events

A great beginners opportunity to explore survey techniques for the elusive water vole. Please book via our website.

Cost £25.00


16/05/2019    BCT Surveying for Bats    1 Day

Nettlecombe, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01984 640320 enquiries.nc@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/1tw0v3h

This course will give you the knowledge and skills to plan professional bat surveys, as well as learning practical survey skills and field sign identification. Over two days you will cover survey objectives, desktop and scoping surveys, health and safety, identifying appropriate survey techniques, survey skills, field signs and architectural terms.

Cost £340.00


16/05/2019    Surveying for Bats    2 Days

Nettlecombe Court, Williton, Bat Conservation Trust. Contact: 020 7820 7169 nwebster@bats.org.uk www.bats.org.uk/

This 2-day course gives you the knowledge and skills to plan professional bat surveys. You’ll learn practical survey skills and field sign identification through classroom sessions and practical sessions. The course covers survey objectives, desktop and scoping surveys, identifying appropriate survey techniques, survey skills, field signs and assessment of roosts.

Cost £340.00


17/05/2019    Wild Northumbrian Expedition    3 Days

Wild Northumbrian Tipis & Yurts, Tarset, Wild Intrigue. Contact: info@wildintrigue.co.uk wildintrigue.co.uk/expeditions/wild-northumbrian/

Join Wild Intrigue for a weekend of wildlife, stars and campfires, and enjoy your own boutique yurt or shepherds hut. Contribute to the conservation of wildlife of this Expedition base whilst gaining experience in camera trapping, bat surveys, moth trapping, and much more. Share accommodation and save £60 each! Prices from £290 - £350

Cost £350.00


24/05/2019    Understanding British Mammals 1    3 Days

Denmark Farm Conservation Centre, Betws Bledwrs, Lampeter, SA48 8PD, Denmark Farm Conservation Centre. Contact: 01570493358 info@denmarkfarm.org.uk www.denmarkfarm.org.uk

Key features of species identification will be covered including pelage and skull examination. Life cycles, habits and habitats will also be covered in the workshops. Practical and field exercises will involve characteristic field signs, with a guide to tracks and trails, feeding remains, droppings, nests and burrows.

Cost £120.00


24/05/2019    Bat Walk    1 Day

Bore Place, TN8 7AR, Bore Place. Contact: 01732 463255 hello@boreplace.org www.boreplace.org/whats-on/4219/bat-walk

A nocturnal quest to see bats and their amazing aerial acrobatics and other night time animals. After a short introduction about these fascinating creatures, you'll be guided on a night walk around Bore Place farm, along farm footpaths, using bat detectors to listen out for bats as they leave their roosts and fly out to catch insects.

Cost £8.00


28/05/2019    Bat Ecology and Surveying    2 Days

Nr Exeter, Acorn Ecology Ltd. Contact: 01392 366512 training@acornecology.co.uk c-js.co.uk/2xSEjfq

This introductory course is aimed at those who are starting to work towards their bat licence. The course covers bat biology, ecology, conservation and survey techniques, and includes a species ID workshop as well as an evening bat survey using detectors.

Cost £unknown


29/05/2019    Bat Ecology (Beginners to Intermediate)    2 Days

Margam, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01639 895636 enquiries.mp@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/1tw0v3h

The course will be of interest to the keen amateur as well as those training towards roost licenses and consultants and professionals in wildlife fields. It is suitable for those at beginner to intermediate level.

Cost £289.00


31/05/2019    CyberTracker Track & Sign Evaluation    2 Days

Midhurst, Woodcraft School Ltd. Contact: 07795313424 info@woodcraftschool.co.uk https://c-js.info/2PrZ6z7

This is a two-day practical field test that emphasise open, honest dialogue and real learning. The tracks and sign of any and all species encountered in the field may be asked, Tracker Certifications emphasise practical tracking and the development of reliable field skills, no prior training is required to participate.

Cost £200.00


June 2019

04/06/2019    Bat Echolocation & Social Calls Workshop    3 Days

NTS Threave Estate, Castle Douglas, BatAbility Courses & Tuition . Contact: 07877570590 neil.middleton@batability.co.uk batability.co.uk/events/

Intro to Echolocation, Species ID, Call Structure & Habitat Influences, Workshop Sessions - Your Own Preferred Software, Bat Social Calls, Confusing Non-Bat Sounds, Practical Dusk Sessions, Hints & Tips

Cost £234.00


12/06/2019    Field Signs Of British Riparian Mammals     2 Days

Midhurst, Woodcraft School Ltd. Contact: 01730816299 info@woodcraftschool.co.uk https://c-js.info/2zVmN87

In this workshop covers the sign of riparian mammals with special attention given to protected species otters, polecat and water vole and those animals easily confused with them in particular. These include sign of cats, dogs, foxes and badgers commonly confused with otters and rodents commonly confused with water vole

Cost £180.00


12/06/2019    Deer on Surrey Wildlife Sites    1 Day

Nower Wood, Mill Way, leatherhead KT22 8QA, Surrey Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk

Learn about the deer currently living on the various Surrey Wildlife Trust sites and how we are managing them.

Cost £35.00


13/06/2019    Eurasian Beavers Expedition    4 Days

Bamff Estate, Blairgowrie, Wild Intrigue. Contact: info@wildintrigue.co.uk https://c-js.info/2WMjA5u

Join Wild Intrigue for a memorable, practical insight into Eurasian Beaver ecology. You will have the opportunity to see wild Beavers during ethically guided crepuscular watches, and will be introduced to the wider ecosystem influences of the species through moth trapping, bat detecting, camera trapping, freshwater invertebrate studies and more.

Cost £400.00


20/06/2019    Bat Identification and an Introduction to Handling    1 Day

Overton, CA Ecology. Contact: 07933941470 claire@caecology.co.uk www.caecology.co.uk

For those wishing to improve their ID skills this course covers identification of bats in the hand and provides an introduction to handling for those wishing to progress to level 2 class licence (survey or research). The course will include sections on: taxonomy ;species identification in the hand; production of an Identification key; determining age, sex and reproductive status; and handling demonstration and practice.

Cost £144.00


21/06/2019    Identification of Bats    3 Days

Preston Montford, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01743 852040 enquiries.pm@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/1tw0v3h

Bats make up almost a quarter of the world's mammals, with over 1300 species, found on all continents, except Antarctica. In Britain we have 18 resident species, of which 17 are breeding here. All British bats are considered vulnerable or endangered and are protected by law. *MMU

Cost £395.00


24/06/2019    Survey Techniques for Protected Species    2 Days

Nr Exeter, Acorn Ecology Ltd. Contact: 01392 366512 training@acornecology.co.uk c-js.co.uk/2xSEjfq

An introductory level course about ecological survey techniques, relevant to both conservation and consultancy. This 'hands-on' course includes a dormouse nest-tube survey, a walkover otter survey, a visit to a badger sett, identification of mammal tracks and signs, basic bat ecology and a bat walk.

Cost £unknown


28/06/2019    MS Mammal Identification    2 Days

Kindrogan, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01250 870 150 enquiries.kd@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/1tw0v3h

Suitable for all levels of experience, this two and a half day course in beautiful surroundings is an excellent, in depth introduction to the mammals of Britain and Ireland and the techniques used to spot them in their habitat including sightings, calls and field signs

Cost £264.00


30/06/2019    Marine Mammal and Bird Surveys    5 Days

Millport, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01475 531420 enquiries.mil@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/1tw0v3h

With significant amounts of time spent on our research vessel and undertaking surveys from the shore, this course focuses on developing the practical skills needed to undertake marine mammal and marine bird surveys. Time in the field and back in the laboratory will also be spent developing identification skills.

Cost £504.00


July 2019

04/07/2019    Beaver Ecology and Conservation    1 Day

Lifton, Devon, Species Recovery Trust. Contact: 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/beaver-ecology-and-conservation-tickets-50524601443

A 1 day course giving participants the skills to carry out beaver surveys and gain a better understanding of their behaviour, ecology and conservation. The course will also cover reintroductions, and the impact that beavers can have on biodiversity.

Cost £85.00


11/07/2019    Water Voles - Survey and Ecology    1 Day

Lifton, Devon, Species Recovery Trust. Contact: 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/water-voles-ecology-and-survey-tickets-50524903346

A 1 day course giving participants the skills to carry out water vole surveys and gain a better understanding of their behaviour, ecology and conservation.

Cost £85.00


11/07/2019    Marine Mammals    7 Days

Millport, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01475 531420 enquiries.mil@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/1tw0v3h

This field course is an intensive, comprehensive yet thoroughly enjoyable introduction to studying marine mammals. With dedicated vessel surveys, lab practicals, shore work and lectures that cover the whole spectrum of marine mammal science; this course is a one-of-kind experience into the world of whales, dolphins and seals led by experienced professionals.

Cost £731.00


22/07/2019    Detecting Marine Mammals Using Acoustics    2 Days

Dale Fort, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01646 636205 enquiries.df@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/1tw0v3h

This course is ideal for anyone with an interest in marine mammals who is keen to learn more about tracking and monitoring. It will include classroom sessions covering marine mammal vocalisation and use of passive acoustic monitoring systems before going out in a chartered boat to put theory into practice.

Cost £425.00


25/07/2019    Dormouse Ecology, Conservation and Woodland Management Course    1 Day

Briddlesford Woods, Isle of Wight, PTES. Contact: 020 7498 4533 Ian.white@ptes.org www.ptes.org

We will look at the ecology of dormice, their conservation and relevant legislation. We will also consider woodland management for the species with appropriate examples in the woodland on the Reserve. In addition we will check some dormouse boxes at Briddlesford and we would expect to see dormice.

Cost £85.00


26/07/2019    Surveying Woodland Bats    2 Days

Slapton Ley, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01548 580466 enquiries.sl@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/1tw0v3h

This course will introduce you to a range of advanced techniques for surveying and studying bats in woodlands, including full-spectrum acoustic monitoring, capture methods and radio-tracking using practical demonstrations.

Cost £280.00


26/07/2019    Wildlife Watching Weekend    3 Days

Preston Montford Field Centre, Growing Confidence Project. Contact: 01743852040 gc@field-studies-council.org www.field-studies-council.org/gc

Discover the wildlife that lives around the Preston Montford estate and learn top tips for wildlife watching. During the weekend we’ll be looking for bats, small mammals, badgers, moths, butterflies and other fascinating invertebrates, and we’ll find out about the flowers, trees and other plants that grow here too. Age 16 - 25

Cost £45.00


27/07/2019    CyberTracker Track & Sign Evaluation    2 Days

Midhurst, Woodcraft School Ltd. Contact: 07795313424 info@woodcraftschool.co.uk https://c-js.info/2PrZ6z7

This is a two-day practical field test that emphasise open, honest dialogue and real learning. The tracks and sign of any and all species encountered in the field may be asked, Tracker Certifications emphasise practical tracking and the development of reliable field skills, no prior training is required to participate.

Cost £200.00


29/07/2019    An Introduction to British Land Mammals    4 Days

Slapton Ley, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01548 580466 enquiries.sl@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/1tw0v3h

A course to introduce you to the wondrous variety of mammals we have in the UK, from shrews and dormice to badgers and otters, deer and bats. You will learn how to identify them by sight, and the tell-tale signs they leave behind as well as some recognised survey techniques.

Cost £460.00


August 2019

06/08/2019    An Introduction to Bats    1 Day

The Kingcombe Centre, Dorset Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01300 320684 kingcombe@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk www.kingcombe.org

Would you like to learn all about bats? Aimed at beginners, this workshop will introduce you to the basics of bat biology and ecology.

Cost £75.00


10/08/2019    Discovering Bats in Epping Forest    1 Day

Epping Forest, Field Studies Council. Contact: 020 8502 8500 enquiries.ef@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/1tw0v3h

This extensive day and evening course assumes no previous knowledge of bats. Topics include identification, biology and echolocation with the chance to have a closer look at bats both in the laboratory and the field. Participants will learn about the behaviour of UK bat species as well as nomenclature and classification.

Cost £45.00


16/08/2019    Scottish Mammals    3 Days

Kindrogan, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01250 870 150 enquiries.kd@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/1tw0v3h

The latest in a series of in-depth courses covering a variety of mammal species in the Scottish Highlands. This weekend will introduce the biology, ecology and conservation status of pine marten, red squirrel, otter and water vole with an emphasis on the importance of fieldwork techniques, tracks and signs.

Cost £252.00


21/08/2019    Combined otter ecology and survey with development and mitigation    2 Days

9C Mill Park Ind Est, White Cross Rd, Woodbury Salterton, Exeter EX5 1EL, Richard Green Ecology Ltd. Contact: 01395 239234 office@richardgreenecology.co.uk c-js.co.uk/2xTQqck

This is a two-day course combining both the 'Otter ecology & survey' course on Day 1 with the 'Otters and development, including mitigation' course on Day 2.

Cost £250.00


21/08/2019    Otter ecology & survey    1 Day

9C Mill Park Ind Est, White Cross Rd, Woodbury Salterton, Exeter EX5 1EL, Richard Green Ecology Ltd. Contact: 01395 239234 office@richardgreenecology.co.uk c-js.co.uk/2xTQqck

This introductory course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to undertake otter surveys and provide reports in accordance with best practice guidance.

Cost £110.00


22/08/2019    Otters and development, including mitigation focusing on highway projects    1 Day

9C Mill Park Ind Est, White Cross Rd, Woodbury Salterton, Exeter EX5 1EL, Richard Green Ecology Ltd. Contact: 01395 239234 office@richardgreenecology.co.uk c-js.co.uk/2xTQqck

This advanced course is aimed at people who have attended our 'Otter ecology & survey' course or who are already experienced in undertaking otter surveys and have a good understanding of otter ecology. Following attendance, you should be able to design appropriate survey and mitigation strategies and successfully apply for otter mitigation licences.

Cost £150.00


23/08/2019    Land Mammal Identification    3 Days

Preston Montford, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01743 852040 enquiries.pm@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/1tw0v3h

An exciting opportunity to encounter and identify many British mammals through field signs, live trapping and sightings. The course is practical-based with field visits and laboratory sessions designed to introduce a range of detection and identification skills. *MMU

Cost £395.00


30/08/2019    MS Mammal Identification    2 Days

Juniper Hall, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01306 734501 enquiries.jh@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/1tw0v3h

Suitable for all levels of experience, this two and a half day course in beautiful surroundings is an excellent, in depth introduction to the mammals of Britain and Ireland and the techniques used to spot them in their habitat including sightings, calls and field signs.

Cost £264.00


31/08/2019    Bats and their Natural History    1 Day

Regents Park, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01306 734501 enquiries.ldn@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/1tw0v3h

Learn about bats on this course in The Regent's Park with emphasis on the 17 species of British bats. Topics include their biology, evolution and environmental requirements for feeding, living and breeding, etc, as well as classification and names of our native species.

Cost £35.00


September 2019

06/09/2019    MS Mammal Identification    2 Days

Malham Tarn, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01729 830331 enquiries.mt@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/1tw0v3h

Suitable for all levels of experience, this two and a half day course in beautiful surroundings is an excellent, in depth introduction to the mammals of Britain and Ireland and the techniques used to spot them in their habitat including sightings, calls and field signs.

Cost £264.00


09/09/2019    Dormouse Ecology, Conservation and Woodland Management (inc handling)    3 Days

Briddlesford Woods, PTES. Contact: 020 7498 4533 Ian.white@ptes.org www.ptes.org

We will look at the ecology of dormice, their conservation and relevant legislation. In addition, we will consider how to survey for dormice and the requirements both to obtain a disturbance and mitigation license. We will aim to see and provide the opportunity to handle as many dormice as possible.

Cost £485.00


12/09/2019    Combined hazel dormouse ecology and survey with development and licensing    2 Days

9C Mill Park Ind Est, White Cross Rd, Woodbury Salterton, Exeter EX5 1EL, Richard Green Ecology Ltd. Contact: 01395 239234 office@richardgreenecology.co.uk www.richardgreenecology.co.uk/training/

This is a two-day course combining both the 'Hazel dormouse ecology survey & techniques' course on Day 1 with the 'Hazel dormice and development, including licensing' course on Day 2.

Cost £250.00


12/09/2019    Hazel dormouse ecology & survey techniques    1 Day

9C Mill Park Ind Est, White Cross Rd, Woodbury Salterton, Exeter EX5 1EL, Richard Green Ecology Ltd. Contact: 01395 239234 office@richardgreenecology.co.uk www.richardgreenecology.co.uk/training/

This introductory course will provide the skills and knowledge to undertake dormouse survey, including habitat suitability assessment, hazel nut, hair-tube, CCTV, wild nest, nest tube and nest box survey techniques. The course includes a practical field survey session.

Cost £110.00


13/09/2019    Hazel dormice and development, including licensing    1 Day

9C Mill Park Ind Est, White Cross Rd, Woodbury Salterton, Exeter EX5 1EL, Richard Green Ecology Ltd. Contact: 01395 239234 office@richardgreenecology.co.uk www.richardgreenecology.co.uk/training/

This advanced course is aimed at people who have attended our 'Dormouse ecology and survey' course or are already experienced in undertaking dormouse surveys and have a good understanding of dormouse ecology. Following attendance, you should be able to design appropriate survey and mitigation strategies and successfully apply for dormouse mitigation licences.

Cost £150.00


14/09/2019    Introduction to wildlife rescue and rehabilitation    1 Day

Highbridge, Secret World. Contact: 01278 783250 info@secretworld.org www.secretworld.org/

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Cost £60.00


20/09/2019    Bat Walk    1 Day

Bore Place, TN8 7AR, Bore Place. Contact: 01732 463255 hello@boreplace.org www.boreplace.org/whats-on/4220/bat-walk

A nocturnal quest to see bats and their amazing aerial acrobatics and other night time animals. After a short introduction about these fascinating creatures, you'll be guided on a night walk around Bore Place farm, along farm footpaths, using bat detectors to listen out for bats as they leave their roosts and fly out to catch insects.

Cost £8.00


28/09/2019    Wildlife Handling and Care    1 Day

Highbridge, Secret World. Contact: 01278 783250 info@secretworld.org www.secretworld.org/

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Cost £60.00


October 2019

07/10/2019    Dormouse Ecology, Conservation and Woodland Management (inc handling)    3 Days

Briddlesford Woods, PTES. Contact: 020 7498 4533 Ian.white@ptes.org www.ptes.org

We will look at the ecology of dormice, their conservation and relevant legislation. In addition, we will consider how to survey for dormice and the requirements both to obtain a disturbance and mitigation license. We will aim to see and provide the opportunity to handle as many dormice as possible.

Cost £485.00


10/10/2019    Combined badger ecology and survey with development licences and mitigation    2 Days

9C Mill Park Ind Est, White Cross Rd, Woodbury Salterton, Exeter EX5 1EL, Richard Green Ecology Ltd. Contact: 01395 239234 office@richardgreenecology.co.uk www.richardgreenecology.co.uk/training/

This is a two-day course combining both the 'Badger ecology & survey' course on Day 1 with the 'Badgers & development, licensing & mitigation' course on Day 2.

Cost £230.00


10/10/2019    Badger ecology & survey    1 Day

9C Mill Park Ind Est, White Cross Rd, Woodbury Salterton, Exeter EX5 1EL, Richard Green Ecology Ltd. Contact: 01395 239234 office@richardgreenecology.co.uk www.richardgreenecology.co.uk/training/

This introductory course will provide the knowledge and skills to undertake badger surveys and produce reports in accordance with best practice guidance. Attendees should be comfortable with walking outdoors on rough terrain, as the course will include a visit to a badger sett.

Cost £100.00


11/10/2019    Badgers & development, licences & mitigation    1 Day

9C Mill Park Ind Est, White Cross Rd, Woodbury Salterton, Exeter EX5 1EL, Richard Green Ecology Ltd. Contact: 01395 239234 office@richardgreenecology.co.uk www.richardgreenecology.co.uk/training/

This advanced course is aimed at people who have attended our 'Badger ecology and survey' course or are already experienced in undertaking badger surveys and have a good understanding of badger ecology. Following attendance, you should be able to design appropriate survey and mitigation strategies and successfully apply for badger disturbance/exclusion licences.

Cost £140.00


12/10/2019    Assessment and First Aid in Wildlife Casualties    1 Day

Highbridge, Secret World. Contact: 01278 783250 info@secretworld.org www.secretworld.org/

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Cost £60.00


26/10/2019    CyberTracker Track & Sign Evaluation    2 Days

Midhurst, Woodcraft School Ltd. Contact: 07795313424 info@woodcraftschool.co.uk https://c-js.info/2PrZ6z7

This is a two-day practical field test that emphasise open, honest dialogue and real learning. The tracks and sign of any and all species encountered in the field may be asked, Tracker Certifications emphasise practical tracking and the development of reliable field skills, no prior training is required to participate.

Cost £200.00


November 2019

02/11/2019    Wildlife Trailing Intensive    10 Days

Midhurst, Woodcraft School Ltd. Contact: 01730 816299 info@woodcraftschool.co.uk https://c-js.info/2zSsAeJ

This is a unique course which fully develops proficiency in animal trailing, broadly following and using the categories employed by CyberTracker as assessment criteria for the trailing evaluation. spoor recognition, spoor anticipation, anticipation of dangerous situations, alertness and stealth leading too what is a most in-depth and thorough trailing criteria

Cost £800.00


07/11/2019    Assessing Trees for Bats    1 Day

Abinger Common, Surrey, Species Recovery Trust. Contact: 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/assessing-trees-for-bats-tickets-52270406192

A one day course giving participants knowledge of legislation relating to bat roosts, a better understanding of tree health and safety surveys and an opportunity to view and survey a range of trees on site

Cost £unknown


09/11/2019    Wildlife Trailing Intensive    10 Days Days

Midhurst, Woodcraft School Ltd. Contact: 01730 816299 info@woodcraftschool.co.uk https://c-js.info/2zSsAeJ

This is a unique course which fully develops proficiency in animal trailing, broadly following and using the categories employed by CyberTracker as assessment criteria for the trailing evaluation. spoor recognition, spoor anticipation, anticipation of dangerous situations, alertness and stealth leading too what is a most in-depth and thorough trailing criteria

Cost £800.00


10/11/2019    Introduction to wildlife rescue and rehabilitation    1 Day

Highbridge, Secret World. Contact: 01278 783250 info@secretworld.org www.secretworld.org/

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Cost £60.00


24/11/2019    Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release    1 Day

Highbridge, Secret World. Contact: 01278 783250 info@secretworld.org www.secretworld.org/

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Cost £60.00


Contact For Details

Contact for Details Bat Licence Training Course    10 Days

various - across Eng & Wales, Bat Training. Contact: 07711 848 174 richard@ecologyod.co.uk www.BatTraining.co.uk

The longest running bat licence course in the UK is Bat Licence Training Course. Core training and additional skills including handling, advanced techniques, mitigation... Covers Class 1 & 2 licences, plus hibernation & roost visits… & horseshoe bats!

Cost £unknown


Contact for Details Squirrel management    1 Day

Greenwood Centre, Ironbridge, Small Woods Association. Contact: 01952 432769 judithadams@smallwoods.org.uk www.smallwoods.org.uk

The course will balance a healthy respect of this fascinating animal with the need to manage numbers to a sustainable level. Including: an understanding on the squirrel's life cycle, behaviour and preferredhabitat to aid effective management, identify and monitor damage to assess population and establish a management plan.

Cost £80.00


 


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