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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.

29/05/2020 British Mammals 1 3 Days

Denmark Farm, Betws Bledrws, Lampeter, Life Long Learning, Aberystwyth University 01970 623111 learning@aber.ac.uk www.aber.ac.uk/en/lifelong-learning/courses/

This course on British Mammals is one in a series.  It focuses on the gnawers, nibblers and crunchers.

Cost £120.00

04/06/2020 Bat Ecology and Surveys 1 Day

Ireland, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3bvW3wm

This one day course delivered by Emma Boston will provide an introduction to key knowledge and skills necessary for undertaking professional bat work in the UK and Ireland. The course will introduce bat legislation, bat ecology and identification.

05/06/2020 Bat Impacts and Mitigation 1 Day

Ireland, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net

06/06/2020 Bat Handling and Identification 1 Day

Herne Bay, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/2QOITlU

An introduction to British bat ecology followed by species identification, handling and sexing, including health and safety precautions. The training includes a practical session where attendees will practice handling permanent captive bats and identifying preserved specimens.

08/06/2020 Water Vole Ecology & Surveys 1 Day

Cirencester, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/2y8nIEZ

A one-day introductory course on water voles, including a field visit and classroom sessions. The course will cover relevant aspects of the background ecology of water voles and appropriate field survey techniques, particularly aimed at development scenarios, following the guidance in the Water Vole Mitigation Handbook.

09/06/2020 Water Vole Mitigation 1 Day

Cirencester, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/2QJPJZR

A one-day course covering the impacts of different types of development on water voles and the options for mitigation. The course will have a particular focus on determining the most appropriate approach to relocating water voles following the guidance published in April 2016.

13/06/2020 An Introduction to Identifying Wildlife at Kingcombe 2 Days

The Kingcombe Centre, Dorset Wildlife Trust 01300320684 hradice@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk www.kingcombe.org

Whether you're new or have some previous experience, join DWT’s Hamish Murray on an exploration around Powerstock Common and Kingcombe Meadows nature reserves and learn how to identify a wide selection of plant and animal species.

Cost £191.00

26/06/2020 Botany Beginnings: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes 3 Days

FSC Malham Tarn, Field Studies Council 01729 830331 enquiries.mt@field-studies-council.org www.field-studies-council.org/shop/courses/botany-beginnings-grasses-sedges-and-rushes/

This two-day introductory course is aimed at those who want to learn how to identify wildflowers independently. We will cover anatomy, terminology, and common families, and will teach methods of identification, including the use of keys, in a relaxed and passionate manner. There will be many handy tips and plenty of indoor and outdoor practical activities to aid learning.

Cost £190.00

27/06/2020 Hazel Dormouse: Handling and Survey Methods 1 Day

Herne Bay, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/2JeslQ3

This one day course provides a basic introduction to dormouse ecology, with more detailed information on survey and handling techniques. The training includes practical sessions on dormouse handling and nibbled nut identification.

29/06/2020 Botanical Surveying Skills for the Ecologist - Lowland / Neutral Grassland 1 Day

Shrewsbury, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net

Following an explanation of the classification system, techniques and sampling methods, the rest of the time will be spent in the field collecting data, with a return to the classroom to analyse and interpret the results (having used a mixture of keys and computer software).

02/07/2020 Beaver Ecology and Conservation 1 Day

Lifton, Devon, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/beaver-ecology-and-conservation-2020-tickets-71348173307

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

03/07/2020 Identification of Bats 4 Days

FSC Preston Montford, Field Studies Council 01743 852040 enquiries.pm@field-studies-council.org www.field-studies-council.org/shop/courses/identification-of-bats/

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. All British bats are threatened and are protected by law. This weekend will shed some light on the activities of these fascinating flying creatures and how to identify them in the field, in the hand, and from sound recordings. *MMU

Cost £400.00

03/07/2020 Marine Mammals 8 Days

FSC Millport, Field Studies Council 01475 531420 enquiries.mil@field-studies-council.org www.field-studies-council.org/shop/courses/marine-mammals/

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 £753.00

03/07/2020 A Weekend on Bats 3 Days

FSC Flatford Mill, Field Studies Council 01206 297110 enquiries.fm@field-studies-council.org www.field-studies-council.org/shop/courses/a-weekend-on-bats/

This extensive course will introduce participants to the fascinating world of bats. Its content will provide a foundation for anyone wanting to satisfy an interest, or to become more involved in bat conservation, including bat care. After gaining sufficient experience, students could progress to achieving a bat survey licence or roost visitor licence on future courses.

Cost £270.00

09/07/2020 Water Voles - Survey and Ecology 1 Day

Lifton, Devon, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/water-voles-ecology-and-survey-2020-tickets-71351431051

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

10/07/2020 Wildlife Tracking 3 Days

FSC Malham Tarn, Field Studies Council 01729 830331 enquiries.mt@field-studies-council.org www.field-studies-council.org/shop/courses/wildlife-tracking-2/

A detailed look at tracks and signs left by a range of birds, mammals, reptiles and invertebrates, including instruction on using camera traps. Tracking develops our ability to observe subtle details and connect them to landscape-scale patterns. You will build confidence in sign recognition and interpretation while learning practical applications of tracking for conservation and education as well as simple enjoyment of the natural world.

Cost £454.00

17/07/2020 Deer Ecology 3 Days

FSC Margam, Field Studies Council 01639 895636 enquiries.mp@field-studies-council.org www.field-studies-council.org/shop/courses/deer-ecology/

The red deer is Britain's largest native land mammal, but is just one of the many deer species found living in the UK countryside. This course will focus on the wild deer species of the British Isles and their role in the natural habitat. You will learn how to identify each of the different deer species as well as understanding aspects of their ecology including their preferred habitats, antler growth, tracking and indirect signs, and their history.

Cost £289.00

17/07/2020 Summer Wildlife Watch 5 Days

Orielton Field Centre, Pembroke, Field Studies Council 01646 623920 admin.or@field-studies-council.org

A great opportunity to learn about wildlife in the stunning surroundings of Pembrokeshire. Look at the wildlife on sea cliffs, farmland, wetlands and rivers, including flowering plants, mammals, birds, butterflies and dragonflies. Local specialities include badgers, bats, grey seals, porpoises and the puffins and seabird colonies of Skomer Island.

Cost £465 sole occ/£425 shared/£365 non-res

17/07/2020 Evening Bat Walk 1 Day

Derbyshire Eco Centre, Middleton-by-Wirksworth, Derbyshire Adult Community Education Service 1641 533038 ecocentre@derbyshire.gov.uk c-js.info/33eXrAd

Enjoy a walk in the dark around the Eco Centre using bat detectors to explore the evening sky.

Cost £14 (discounts for those on certain benefits/allowances - please ask for details)

20/07/2020 Detecting Marine Mammals Using Acoustics 3 Days

FSC Dale Fort, Field Studies Council 01646 636205 enquiries.df@field-studies-council.org www.field-studies-council.org/shop/courses/detecting-marine-mammals-using-acoustics/

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. This course is run in partnership with Seiche Marine Acoustic Solutions which specialises in the design, development and manufacture of underwater measurement and acoustic systems.

Cost £365.00

22/07/2020 Fossicking the Flora and Fauna of South Pembrokeshire 6 Days

Orielton Field Centre, Pembroke, Sandy Hill / Field Studies Council 01646 623920 admin.or@field-studies-council.org

The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is more than just a beautiful patchwork quilt of seaside landscapes, as it holds a wealth of habitats and biodiversity to explore. We will search out the birds, blooms and beasts and develop your ID skills and experience. You should find plenty to keep you enthralled. Moderate level of fitness required.

Cost £540 sole/£500 shared/£440 non-res

24/07/2020 How to Survey and Study Bats in Woodlands 3 Days

FSC Slapton Ley, Field Studies Council 01548 580466 enquiries.sl@field-studies-council.org www.field-studies-council.org/shop/courses/how-to-survey-and-study-bats-in-woodlands/

In this course we will consider a range of methods used for surveying and studying bats and will assess their relative effectiveness in woodland habitats. Methods discussed in detail will include advanced techniques such as capture using acoustic lures and radio-tracking, as well as an overview of full-spectrum acoustic monitoring and identification of bat species from their calls.

Cost £290.00

27/07/2020 Marine Mammal and Bird Surveys 6 Days

FSC Millport, Field Studies Council 01475 531420 enquiries.mil@field-studies-council.org www.field-studies-council.org/shop/courses/marine-mammal-and-bird-surveys/

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 £519.00

07/08/2020 Ecology, Surveying and Conservation of Dormice 3 Days

FSC Slapton Ley, Field Studies Council 01548 580466 enquiries.sl@field-studies-council.org www.field-studies-council.org/shop/courses/ecology-surveying-and-conservation-of-dormice-2/

A course focusing on the Hazel Dormouse for anyone with a professional or a strong amateur interest in this elusive small mammal of woodlands, scrub and hedgerows, which is fully protected under UK law. It is suitable for ecologists, countryside professionals and managers interested in UK Priority Species and anyone wishing to work towards a Natural England or Natural Resources Wales survey licence.

Cost £290.00

08/08/2020 Discovering Bats 1 Day

FSC Epping Forest, Field Studies Council 020 8502 8500 enquiries.ef@field-studies-council.org www.field-studies-council.org/shop/courses/discovering-bats/

Learn about the 17 breeding species of British bat and how to identify them, then use detectors on the evening walk. Learn identification techniques with the assistance of some live bats and about their biology, evolution and environmental requirements. On the evening walk we will identify some of our common bats in flight. Course fee includes FSC fold out chart: A Guide to British Bats.

Cost £50.00

15/08/2020 Discovering Bats 1 Day

The Regent's Park, London, Field Studies Council 01306 734501 enquiries.ldn@field-studies-council.org www.field-studies-council.org/shop/courses/discovering-bats-3/

Learn about the 17 breeding species of British bat and how to identify them, then use detectors on the evening walk. Learn identification techniques with the assistance of some live bats and about their biology, evolution and environmental requirements. On the evening walk we will identify some of our common bats in flight.

Cost £50.00

18/08/2020 An Introduction to Bats 1 Day

The Kingcombe Centre, Dorset Wildlife Trust 01300320684 hradice@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 £77.00

19/08/2020 Combined Otter Ecology and Survey with Development and Mitigation 2 Days

Exeter , Richard Green Ecology Ltd 01395 239234 office@richardgreenecology.co.uk www.richardgreenecology.co.uk

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

19/08/2020 Otter Ecology and Survey 1 Day

Exeter , Richard Green Ecology Ltd 01395 239234 office@richardgreenecology.co.uk www.richardgreenecology.co.uk

This introductory course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to undertake otter 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 watercourse used by otters.

19/08/2020 Advanced bat survey techniques 3 Days

Swanage, Bat Conservation Trust 020 7820 7169 training@bats.org.uk c-js.info/2twPitf

over three days/two nights attendees gain theoretical and practical experience (harp traps, mist nets and lures, radio-tracking and data analysis). The course investigates application of techniques in line with BCT's Bat Surveys for Professional Ecologists: Good Practice Guidelines, Third Edition.

Cost £450

20/08/2020 Otters and Development, including Mitigation Focusing on Highway Projects 1 Day

Exeter , Richard Green Ecology Ltd 01395 239234 office@richardgreenecology.co.uk www.richardgreenecology.co.uk

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.

21/08/2020 Ecology, Surveying and Conservation of Dormice 3 Days

FSC Flatford Mill, Field Studies Council 01206 297110 enquiries.fm@field-studies-council.org www.field-studies-council.org/shop/courses/ecology-surveying-and-conservation-of-dormice/

A field-based course focusing on the Hazel Dormouse for anyone with a professional or a strong amateur interest in this scarce small mammal of woodlands, scrub and hedgerows. It is suitable for ecologists, countryside professionals and managers, as well as those wishing to work towards a Natural England licence to handle dormice.

Cost £270.00

28/08/2020 MS Mammal Identification 3 Days

FSC Juniper Hall, Field Studies Council 01306 734501 enquiries.jh@field-studies-council.org www.field-studies-council.org/shop/courses/ms-mammal-identification/

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. In the classroom you will cover identification techniques for each terrestrial species and learn how to put your skills into practice by recording mammals in the field.

28/08/2020 Wildlife Tracking 4 Days

FSC Slapton Ley, Field Studies Council 01548 580466 enquiries.sl@field-studies-council.org www.field-studies-council.org/shop/courses/wildlife-tracking-3/

A detailed look at tracks and signs left by a range of birds, mammals, reptiles and invertebrates. Tracking develops our ability to observe subtle details and connect them to landscape-scale patterns. You will build confidence in sign recognition and interpretation while learning practical applications of tracking for conservation and education as well as simple enjoyment of the natural world.

Cost £350.00

28/08/2020 Land Mammal Identification 4 Days

FSC Preston Montford, Field Studies Council 01743 852040 enquiries.pm@field-studies-council.org www.field-studies-council.org/shop/courses/land-mammal-identification/

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 £400.00

14/09/2020 Water Vole Ecology and Surveying 1 Day

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

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

Cost £120.00

18/09/2020 Bat Ecology at High Elms 1 Day

High Elms, Bromley, idverde 01689860571 beeche@idverde.co.uk www.bromleyparks.co.uk/bookings

An excellent introduction the UK's bat species at BEECHE followed by bat walk at Keston Common. Led by Sue Holland, Senior Community Manager for idverde Bromley. Sue is heavily involved in managing conservation in the borough including carrying out surveys to monitor the health of our bat population.

Cost £25

05/10/2020 Arboriculture and bats - scoping surveys for arborists 1 Day

Richmond Park,, Bat Conservation Trust 020 7820 7169 training@bats.org.uk c-js.info/2EANaD0

One day awareness course for arborists to help them carry out tree works with consideration for the potential impacts on bats and their habitat. The course is Lantra registered, counts towards Arboricultural Association CPD and is in line with British Standard 8596 - Surveying for bats in trees and woodland.

Cost £165 or ?190.50

06/10/2020 Secondary Roost Surveys for arborists 1 Day

Richmond Park,, Bat Conservation Trust 020 7820 7169 training@bats.org.uk c-js.info/2Z201Ys

Follow-on arborist course, it teaches participants how to undertake a secondary roost survey. You will explore the practical skills and methods that can be used to rule out bat potential, learn the appropriate use of endoscopes and receive guidance on what can and cannot be done without a bat licence.?

Cost £165

09/10/2020 Badger Ecology 1 Day

High Elms, Bromley, idverde 01689860571 beeche@idverde.co.uk www.bromleyparks.co.uk/bookings

An introduction to badgers: their behaviour, habitat, ecology and threats posed to the species. The course looks at specific badger habitat in Bromley and is led by Darren Russel, Community Team Leader for idverde Bromley.

Cost £25

24/10/2020 ORCA Marine Mammal Surveyor Training Course - Glasgow 1 Day

ouchBase Business Centre / Sense Scotland, 43 Middlesex Street, Kinning Park, Glasgow, G41 1EE, ORCA 02392382565 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 species encountered in European waters; Understand ORCA’s distance sampling survey protocol and preparing you for travel at sea.

Cost £89

27/10/2020 Introduction to Small Mammal Trapping 1 Day

High Elms, Bromley, idverde 01689860571 beeche@idverde.co.uk

A classroom and practical course to introduce participants to the ecology of common small mammal species. We will discuss indicators for ecosystem health along with survey techniques using Longworth traps. There will potentially be the opportunity to handle small mammals as part of the survey although this is not guaranteed.

Cost £25

30/10/2020 Mammal Identification Using Skeletal Remains 3 Days

FSC Rhyd-y-creuau, Field Studies Council 01690 710494 enquiries.rc@field-studies-council.org www.field-studies-council.org/shop/courses/mammal-identification-using-skeletal-remains/

The mammal worker will often find a skull or random bone in the course of a field survey or country walk, but due to a lack of identification skills these discoveries may be ignored or discarded instead of potentially yielding a valuable mammal record for the Mammal Society or local group. During this unique two-day course, Ric Morris will explain bone identification techniques especially suited to mammal recording, enabling participants to confidently identify the majority of their bone finds.

Cost £290.00

14/11/2020 ORCA Marine Mammal Surveyor Training Course - Newcastle 1 Day

Life Science Centre, Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4EP, ORCA 02392382565 info@orcaweb.org.uk c-js.info/39M9Aiy

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

17/11/2020 Bats and Trees 2 Days

Forest of Bowland AONB, Chipping, Ecology Services UK Ltd 07842 694 618 janette@ecologyservice.co.uk

A 2 day 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 +VAT

21/11/2020 ORCA Marine Mammal Surveyor Training Course - Plymouth 1 Day

Marine Station, University of Plymouth, Artillery Place, Plymouth, PL4 0LU, ORCA 02392832656 info@orcaweb.org.uk c-js.info/39M9Aiy

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

26/11/2020 Assessing Trees for Bats 1 Day

Abinger Common, Surrey, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/assessing-trees-for-bats-2020-tickets-71356901413

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 £87

06/12/2020 ORCA Marine Mammal Surveyor Training Course - Southampton 1 Day

National Oceanography Centre, European Way, Southampton SO14 3ZH, ORCA 02392832565 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

08/12/2020 Winter Bats 1 Day

Forest of Bowland AONB, Chipping, Ecology Services UK Ltd 07842 694 618 janette@ecologyservice.co.uk

A 1 day course suitable for all abilities, covering bat ecology and bat surveys in winter. Participants will develop skills and experience in finding, identifying and conserving hibernating bats.

Cost £250 + VAT

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 self-study courses you can do at home.

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 self-study courses you can do at home.

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