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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.

10/02/2020 Red Squirrel Ecology and Surveys 2 Days

Scotland, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net events.cieem.net/Events/EventPages/10022020000000RedSquirrelEcologyandSurveys.aspx

This two day course will provide an introduction to red squirrel behaviour and ecology with scientific research papers and actual site visits to see and witness red squirrel behaviour and ecology. Delegates will learn to identify characteristics of main habitats during winter months and plan surveys for the following summer.

10/02/2020 Surveying Trees for Bats 1 Day

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

Learn how and why we survey trees for bats. Includes site visit.

Cost £120.00

11/02/2020 Beaver Ecology and Surveying 1 Day

Beaver Ecology and Surveying

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

Course covers ecology, surveying and field signs. Includes field visit to wild beavers in Devon.

Cost £120.00

17/02/2020 Bats and Developments 1 Day

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

Course covers legislation, mitigation techniques and licensing for ecologists. Suitable for those with some bat knowledge.

Cost £160.00

18/02/2020 Dormice and Developments 1 Day

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

Course covers legislation, mitigation techniques and licensing.

Cost £160.00

24/02/2020 Pine Marten and Wildcat Ecology and Survey 2 Days

Perth, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net events.cieem.net/Events/EventPages/24022020000000PineMartenandWildcatEcologyandSurvey.aspx

This two day training course aims to raise awareness about two Scottish predators, pine martens and wildcats. Pitched at Beginner - Intermediate level, this course is 75% outdoors-based; an initial half day classroom based session is followed by field visits covering the main survey and ecology.

24/02/2020 Eurasian Beaver Ecology and Survey Techniques 1 Day

Llangorse, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net events.cieem.net/Events/EventPages/24022020000000EurasianBeaverEcologyandSurveyTechniques.aspx

The course will cover beaver ecology and biology, including behaviour and habitat manipulation, and provide an introduction to field sign identification and survey methods. The day will also provide the background to the restoration of this species.

24/02/2020 Badger Ecology and Surveying 1 Day

Nr Exeter, Devon, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk

Course covers ecology, surveying and field signs. Includes a field trip to map setts and look for field signs.

Cost £120.00

25/02/2020 Eurasian Beaver Mitigation and Management 1 Day

Llangorse, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net events.cieem.net/Events/EventPages/25022020000000EurasianBeaverMitigationandManagement.aspx

Training will be provided on distinguishing beaver field signs from other mammals, early identification of potential beaver conflict sites and assessing severity levels of potential conflicts. The day includes a field visit to see management techniques in action.

25/02/2020 Badgers and Development 1 Day

Nr Exeter, Devon, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk

Course covers legislation, mitigation techniques with case studies and licensing.

Cost £160.00

27/02/2020 Eurasian Beaver Ecology and Survey Techniques 1 Day

Devon, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net events.cieem.net/Events/EventPages/27022020000000EurasianBeaverEcologyandSurveyTechniques.aspx

The course will cover beaver ecology and biology, including behaviour and habitat manipulation, and provide an introduction to field sign identification and survey methods. The day will also provide the background to the restoration of this species.

28/02/2020 Eurasian Beaver Mitigation and Management 1 Day

Devon, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net events.cieem.net/Events/EventPages/28022020000000EurasianBeaverMitigationandManagement.aspx

Training will be provided on distinguishing beaver field signs from other mammals, early identification of potential beaver conflict sites and assessing severity levels of potential conflicts. The day includes a field visit to see management techniques in action.

11/03/2020 Thermal-aided bat surveys 1 Day

Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve, near Coventry, Bat Conservation Trust 020 7820 7169 training@bats.org.uk www.bats.org.uk/our-work/training-and-conferences/training-for-ecologists/thermal-aided-bat-surveys

This one-day course is designed for those with bat survey experience who would like to add thermal imaging techniques to aid them in their bat survey work. This classroom-based course has an optional thermal aided bat survey practical evening after the course for those who are able to attend.

Cost £165

18/03/2020 British Wildlife - Hedgehogs and the WildAid Foundation Trust by Charlie Pass 1 Day

Nantwich Methodist Church, Nantwich, Cheshire Wildlife Trust 01948 820728 info@cheshirewt.org.uk www.cheshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/events/2020-03-18-british-wildlife-hedgehogs-and-wildaid-foundation-trust-charlie-pass

Join South Group local group for their monthly winter talk.

Cost £3.00

23/03/2020 Otter Ecology and Surveying 1 Day

Nr Exeter, Devon, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk

Course covers ecology, surveying and field signs. Includes field visit to find signs of otters.

Cost £120.00

24/03/2020 Track and sign workshop/evaluation 5 Days

Near Midhurst, John Rhyder 07795 312424 info@woodcraftschool.co.uk www.woodcraftschool.co.uk/courses/combined-tracking-workshop-evaluation

The workshop element covers the recognition of the track and sign left behind by the passing of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians and even on occasion insects, The course consists of a 3 day workshop and 2 days CyberTacker evaluation.

Cost £550

02/04/2020 Bats for Building Professionals 1 Day

Richmond Park,, Bat Conservation Trust 020 7820 7169 training@bats.org.uk www.bats.org.uk/our-work/training-and-conferences/training-for-construction-development/bats-for-building-professionals

This awareness course is for anyone responsible for buildings and their renovation/development/maintenance (builders, surveyors, architects and pest controllers). The course will ensure that participants are aware of their responsibilities with regard to bats and are able to recognise the basic signs of potential roosts. No prior knowledge required.

Cost £125

07/04/2020 Surveying for bats 2 Days

Tyntesfield, north Somerset, Bat Conservation Trust 020 7820 7169 training@bats.org.uk www.bats.org.uk/our-work/training-and-conferences/training-for-ecologists/surveying-for-bats

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

15/04/2020 Field Signs of British Protected Mammals. 2 Days

Near Midhurst, John Rhyder and Richard Andrews 07795 312424 info@woodcraftschool.co.uk www.woodcraftschool.co.uk/courses/track-sign-workshop

We will explore the sign of mammals in general but focus attention on protected species including otters, polecat, dormouse, water vole & those animals most easily confused with them. These include sign of cats, dogs, foxes & badgers commonly confused with otters. Rats, hedgehogs and smaller rodents commonly confused with water vole.

Cost £180.00

16/04/2020 Bat Ecology 1 Day

Nower Wood, Mill Way, leatherhead KT22 8QA, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk c-js.info/2X9qYbA

Spend an enjoyable evening learning about bats before tracking them in the woods.

Cost £23.00

21/04/2020 Introduction to Bat Ecology & Survey Techniques 1 Day

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

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.

21/04/2020 CyberTracker Track & Sign Evaluation 2 Days

Near Midhurst, John Rhyder 07795 312424 info@woodcraftschool.co.uk www.woodcraftschool.co.uk/courses/cyber-tracking

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, whether big or small, clear or obscure. After participants give their answers, a dialogue ensues between the evaluator and participants to provide the opportunity for everyone involved to learn and for each of us to internalise the field marks used for identification.

Cost ££200

22/04/2020 Bat Call Analysis using AnalookW, Anabat Insight, Bat Explorer and Kaleidoscope Software Packages 1 Day

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

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.

24/04/2020 Wildlife Tracking 4 Days

Glenmore Lodge, Field Studies Council 01743 852100 enquiries@field-studies-council.org www.field-studies-council.org/shop/courses/wildlife-tracking/

This tracks and signs workshops is designed to both introduce a prospective new tracker to the general concepts involved in interpreting tracks and signs and add to the knowledge of the more experienced naturalist. Although we can't import wildlife to the area and therefore give a definitive list of the signs we will find, anything that makes a track on the ground is fair game for our attention.

Cost £415.00

25/04/2020 Bat Roost Survey Training Weekend 2 Days

FSC Margam, Field Studies Council 01639 895636 enquiries.mp@field-studies-council.org www.field-studies-council.org/shop/courses/bat-roost-survey-training-weekend/

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. Participants will require a certificate of vaccination against rabies and suitable gloves if they are to take part in any aspect of the course involving bat handling.

Cost £289.00

27/04/2020 Arboriculture and bats - scoping surveys for arborists 1 Day

Richmond Park,, Bat Conservation Trust 020 7820 7169 training@bats.org.uk www.bats.org.uk/our-work/training-and-conferences/training-for-arborists-tree-surgeons/bats-and-arboricultures-scoping-surveys-for-arborists

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

28/04/2020 Bat Ecology 1 Day

Nower Wood, Mill Way, leatherhead KT22 8QA, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk www.surreywildlifetrust.org/events/2020-04-28-bat-ecology

Spend an enjoyable evening learning about bats before tracking them in the woods.

Cost £23.00

28/04/2020 Combined Badger Ecology and Survey with Development Licences 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 'Badger ecology & survey' course on Day 1 with the 'Badgers & development, licensing & mitigation' course on Day 2.

28/04/2020 Badger Ecology & 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 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.

28/04/2020 Secondary Roost Surveys for arborists 1 Day

Richmond Park,, Bat Conservation Trust 020 7820 7169 training@bats.org.uk www.bats.org.uk/our-work/training-and-conferences/training-for-arborists-tree-surgeons/bats-and-arboriculture-secondary-roost-surveys-for-arborists

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

29/04/2020 Badgers and Development, Licences & Mitigation 1 Day

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

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.

29/04/2020 Hedgehog Ecology and Surveying 1 Day

Newton Abbot, Wild Ideas 07871 343 872 info@wild-ideas.org.uk www.wild-ideas.org.uk/events/

This training course provides a guide to hedgehog ecology and surveying for anyone interested in knowing more about the UK’s only spiny mammal.

Cost £40.00

29/04/2020 Dormice - Ecology, Survey and Habitat Management 1 Day

Micheldever, Hampshire, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dormice-ecology-survey-and-habitat-management-tickets-71246210333

A one day course giving participants an introduction to: The ecology of dormice - including habitat requirements; Survey techniques and standards (boxes, tubes, footprint tunnels, nuts); Handling and identification of age classes/sexes; Interpretation and application of survey results.

Cost £85

30/04/2020 Hazel Dormouse Ecology and Survey Techniques 1 Day

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

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

02/05/2020 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-2/

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

05/05/2020 Beaver Ecology and Surveying 1 Day

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

Course covers ecology, surveying and field signs. Includes field visit to wild beavers in Devon.

Cost £120.00

14/05/2020 BCT Bat Ecology and Conservation 1 Day

FSC Juniper Hall, Field Studies Council 01306 734501 enquiries.jh@field-studies-council.org www.field-studies-council.org/shop/courses/bct-bat-ecology-and-conservation/

This one-day course is designed for those new to bat work, providing 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, roosting requirements and bat identification.

14/05/2020 Using Bat Detectors 1 Day

Juniper Hall, Dorking, Bat Conservation Trust 020 7820 7169 training@bats.org.uk www.bats.org.uk/our-work/training-and-conferences/training-for-ecologists/using-bat-detectors

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

15/05/2020 BCT Using Bat Detectors 1 Day

FSC Juniper Hall, Field Studies Council 01306 734501 enquiries.jh@field-studies-council.org www.field-studies-council.org/shop/courses/bct-using-bat-detectors/

This one day 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 and how to make recordings.

Cost £165.00

15/05/2020 Bat Ecology and Surveying 2 Days

Bat Ecology and Surveying

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

A comprehensive 2-day course covering ecology, surveying, ID, legislation and more. Includes field visits and emergence survey.

Cost £220.00

15/05/2020 Bat Ecology and Conservation 1 Day

Juniper Hall, Dorking, Bat Conservation Trust 020 7820 7169 training@bats.org.uk www.bats.org.uk/our-work/training-and-conferences/training-for-ecologists/foundation-level-courses

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

26/05/2020 Dormouse Ecology and Surveying 1 Day

Nr Exeter, Devon, 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 nest box check.

Cost £120.00

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

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

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

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

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 www.bats.org.uk/our-work/training-and-conferences/training-for-ecologists/advanced-bat-survey-techniques

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

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

Richmond Park,, Bat Conservation Trust 020 7820 7169 training@bats.org.uk www.bats.org.uk/our-work/training-and-conferences/training-for-arborists-tree-surgeons/bats-and-arboricultures-scoping-surveys-for-arborists

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 www.bats.org.uk/our-work/training-and-conferences/training-for-arborists-tree-surgeons/bats-and-arboriculture-secondary-roost-surveys-for-arborists

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

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

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

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.