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Training Directory: Identification and Field Survey Skills - Mammals Short Courses

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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. Includes protected species licences e.g. bats, dormice and otters.

25/01/2022 Bats and Woodlands 2 hours (10am-12pm) Days

Online, Tragus Training tragustraining@gmail.com

This workshop will look at different woodland types and how different bat species use woodland features. We will discuss the impacts of forestry operations on local bat populations, different survey methodologies for determining use by bats and how to identify the most appropriate for a range of different situations.

Cost £25

26/01/2022 Bats and Woodlands 2 hours (6pm-8pm) Days

Online, Tragus Training tragustraining@gmail.com

This workshop will look at different woodland types and how different bat species use woodland features. We will discuss the impacts of forestry operations on local bat populations, different survey methodologies for determining use by bats and how to identify the most appropriate for a range of different situations.

Cost £25

03/02/2022 Bats in Winter 3.5 hours (9.30am - 1pm) Days

Online, Tragus Training tragustraining@gmail.com

A closer look at the behaviour of bats during winter. The workshop will focus on bats' adaptations to cold weather and hibernation (physiological, behavioural etc.), the nature of hibernacula, species identification, and surveying. 20% of profit donated to the Bat Conservation Trust.

Cost £50

08/02/2022 Bats in Winter 2, 2 hour workshops over 2 consecutive evenings Days

online, Tragus Training tragustraining@gmail.com

A closer look at the behaviour of bats during winter. Workshop one focuses on bats' adaptations to cold weather and hibernation (physiological, behavioural etc.), and the nature of hibernacula. The second workshop will cover species identification and surveying. 20% of profit donated to the Bat Conservation Trust.

Cost £50

25/02/2022 Introduction to Ecology 1 Day

Grow Wilder, 181 Frenchay Park Rd, Bristol BS16 1HB, Avon Wildlife Trust 07421226110 learning@avonwildlifetrust.org.uk c-js.info/34s87Ao

The ecology of the UK is an ever-changing patchwork of landscapes you can learn to read. Expand your knowledge on the governing principles of nature with ecologist Matt Collis, whose teachings centre around basic habitat and wildlife identification skills. We will also explore how ecology relates to conservation decision-making.

Cost £60

Contact For Details Ecology and Survey - Intensive Vocational Training Course 10 Days

Woodbury, Exeter, Richard Green Ecology 01395 239234 office@richardgreenecology.co.uk c-js.info/3zi63Vp

Starts April 2022.  This comprehensive vocational course covers ecology and survey techniques for habitats, bats, badgers, birds, dormice, great crested newts, reptiles and invasive species, data interpretation and report writing. The 10-day course consists of classroom and practical sessions, providing current expert knowledge and practical field experience.

Cost £1,350 before January 2022, £1,450 thereafter

03/04/2022 Brown Hares: Their biology, ecology, mythology and future 1 hour Days

Zoom, London Natural History Society virtualtalks@lnhs.org.uk c-js.info/31pzCq4

Learn how the biology and physiology of Bown Hares superbly adapt them to their way of life. Explore their ecological and habitat requirements and how this fits in with the changing face of the British countryside. Finally, delve into the extensive superstition and mythology which has surrounded this animal.

05/04/2022 Introduction to Bat Ecology and Survey Techniques 1 Day

Woodbury, Exeter, Richard Green Ecology 01395 239234 office@richardgreenecology.co.uk www.richardgreenecology.co.uk/training/

This course provides an introduction to key skills, experience and knowledge necessary for undertaking professional bat work in the UK. The course is a mix of class, practical and fieldwork, taught by an expert bat ecologist.

Cost £200

06/04/2022 Bat Call Analysis 1 Day

Woodbury, Exeter, Richard Green Ecology 01395 239234 office@richardgreenecology.co.uk www.richardgreenecology.co.uk/training/

This one-day classroom-based course focuses on the analysis of bat calls recorded on full spectrum, broadband time expansion or frequency division bat detectors. Use of AnalookW, Anabat Insight (Titley), Bat Explorer (Elekon) and Kaleidoscope (Wildlife Acoustics) software packages is covered, though the illustrated identification features will apply to other sound analysis software. You will need to bring your own laptop with software packages preinstalled.

Cost £160

26/04/2022 Badger Ecology and Surevy 1 Day

Woodbury, Exeter, Richard Green Ecology 01395 239234 office@richardgreenecology.co.uk c-js.info/2HbeKd0

This introductory course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to undertake badger surveys and provide 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 £120 + £20 optional badger evening watch

26/04/2022 Combined Badger ecology and Survey with Development, Licences and Mitigation 2 Days

Woodbury, Exeter, Richard Green Ecology 01395 239234 office@richardgreenecology.co.uk c-js.info/2HbeKd0

This course combines the 'Badger ecology & survey' course on day 1 with the 'Badgers & development, licences & mitigation' course on day 2

Cost £250 + £20 optional badger evening watch

27/04/2022 Badgers and Development, Licences and Mitigation 1 Day

Woodbury, Exeter, Richard Green Ecology 01395 239234 office@richardgreenecology.co.uk www.richardgreenecology.co.uk/training/

This course is aimed at people who have attended our ?Badger ecology and surveying? 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 £150

28/04/2022 Hazel Dormouse Ecology and Survey Techniques 1 Day

Woodbury, Exeter, Richard Green Ecology 01395 239234 office@richardgreenecology.co.uk www.richardgreenecology.co.uk/training/

This introductory course will provide the skills and knowledge to undertake surveys for hazel dormouse. The course is part classroom and part field based.

Cost £120

21/05/2022 Lundy Island Wildlife Workshop 6 Days

Lundy Island, MARINElife bookings@marine-life.org.uk c-js.info/3EnQLBW

This six day course is designed to help you gain and improve identification skills of marine mammals, seabirds, and seashore wildlife. Course includes a full program of events with MARINElife trainer Rick Morris and Glynis Northwood-Long, plus Lundy Island's warden. Limited places available.

Cost £495 plus food

16/06/2022 Water Voles - Ecology, Survey & Re-wilding Experience 2 Days

Lifton, The Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3nyGj1z

A two-day course covering Water Vole survey techniques, their ecology and conservation, with re-wilding tours included.

Cost £160

23/06/2022 Beaver Conservation & Re-wilding 2 Days

Lifton, The Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3nyGj1z

An immersive course covering the ecology and conservation of beavers, with re-wilding experience.

Cost £160

07/07/2022 Combined Otter Ecology and Survey with Development and Mitigation 2 Days

Woodbury, Exeter, Richard Green Ecology 01395 239234 office@richardgreenecology.co.uk www.richardgreenecology.co.uk/training/

This course combines the 'Otter ecology & survey' course on day 1 with the 'Otters & development & mitigation' course on day 2

Cost £250

08/07/2022 Otters and Development and Mitigation 1 Day

Woodbury, Exeter, Richard Green Ecology 01395 239234 office@richardgreenecology.co.uk www.richardgreenecology.co.uk/training/

This advanced course is aimed at people who have attended our ?Otter ecology and survey? course or 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

Various ORCA Marine Mammal Surveyor Course 1 Day

Online, ORCA info@orcaweb.org.uk

During our one day course you will: - Learn how to identify and record cetaceans during offshore surveys and how to interpret their behaviour - Find out about the species encountered in European waters - Understand ORCA’s distance sampling survey protocol preparing you for travel at sea

Cost £89

24/11/2022 Assessing Trees for Bats 1 Day

Abinger Hammer, The Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3nyGj1z

A one-day course giving participants knowledge of legislation, tree health and safety, and categorising bat tree roost potential

Cost £90

Various British bats, their ecology and conservation – online 6 week course 6 Days

Online, Bat Conservation Trust c-js.info/2UQQrth

Starts 4pm Tuesday 6 July. Week 1 - What is a bat;  Week 2 - Fligh;  Week 3 - Echolocation;  Week 4 - Roosts and habitat; Week 5 - Diet and habitat; Week 6 - Threats and Conservation. Book individual sessions or the whole course

Various Architectural Terms for Bat Workers

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk

A 3 module online course covering a wide range of architectural terms
useful for ecologists and bat workers in particular. Self study in your
own time.

Various Mammal ID

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk

A 3 module online course covering all species of UK land mammals
(excluding bats). Useful tips on identifying the animals and their
burrow, tracks and signs. Study in your own time.

Various Surveying for Protected Species

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk

This self-study course consists of videos with information on the
ecology and survey techniques for badgers, dormice, great crested newts, otters, reptiles, and water voles delivered by a Principal Ecologist. It includes legislation and a video of tracks and signs. There are plenty of references for further study and some book suggestions and a couple of quzzes.

Various Online Ecology Self-Study Courses

Online Ecology Self-Study Courses

Online, Ecology Training UK www.ecologytraining.co.uk/book-a-course/online

Ecology Training UK, one of the UK's top ecology training providers, offers a range of over 20 self-study courses you can do at home.

Various Otter Ecology and Surveying 0.5 Day

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk

Course covers ecology, surveying and field signs. Includes a video of a field visit to carry out a survey.

Cost £80

Various Badger Ecology and Surveying 0.5 Day

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk

Course covers ecology, surveying and field signs. Includes a video of a field visit to carry out a survey and some trail cam footage.

Cost £80

Various Bats: Surveying Buildings for Bats 0.5 Day

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk

Course covers how to survey buildings for bats and includes signs, types of roosts, roosting areas in buildings, health and safety and a video of a field visit to survey buildings.

Cost £70

Various Bats: Legislation for Bat Workers 0.5 Day

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk

Course covers essential information on legislation relating to bats including relevant legislation, licencing and applying the law in our bat work.

Cost £70

Various Bats: Architectural Terms for Batworkers 0.5 Day

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk

Course covers a wide range of architectural terms for bat workers to ensure they can properly describe buildings for their surveys and reports.

Cost £25

Various Bats: Surveying Trees for Bats 0.5 Day

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk

Course covers information about how bats use trees, what features are important for them, how to survey trees and legislation and licensing.

Cost £70

Various Bats: Health and Safety Awareness for Bat Workers 0.5 Day

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk

Course covers health and safety issues relevant to bat workers including working at height, in confined spaces, asbestos and lone working.

Cost £25

Contact For Details Ecology and Survey - Intensive Vocational Training Course 10 Days

Woodbury, Exeter, Richard Green Ecology 01395 239234 office@richardgreenecology.co.uk c-js.info/3zi63Vp

Starts April 2022.  This comprehensive vocational course covers ecology and survey techniques for habitats, bats, badgers, birds, dormice, great crested newts, reptiles and invasive species, data interpretation and report writing. The 10-day course consists of classroom and practical sessions, providing current expert knowledge and practical field experience.

Cost £1,350 before January 2022, £1,450 thereafter

Various ORCA Marine Mammal Surveyor Course 1 Day

Online, ORCA info@orcaweb.org.uk

During our one day course you will: - Learn how to identify and record cetaceans during offshore surveys and how to interpret their behaviour - Find out about the species encountered in European waters - Understand ORCA’s distance sampling survey protocol preparing you for travel at sea

Cost £89

If you are interested in any of the courses detailed please contact ONLY the person, centre, telephone number or email address and remember to mention that you saw the listing in CJS Training Directory. For all courses assume that booking is required and a fee may be applicable.

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