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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.

06/10/2022 Bats in Winter 2, 2 hour workshops over 2 weeks Days

Online, Tragus Training tragustraining@gmail.com c-js.info/3SraebU

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

11/10/2022 Introduction to Bat Ecology and Bat Surveys 2 Days

via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3RdvDV0

This course will focus on the skills need by ecologists to carry out bat surveys, to a high standard, in line with current legislation and best practice.

13/10/2022 UK Mammals - Practical Identification & Field Skills 1 Day

Grow Wilder, Bristol, Avon WildlifeTrust 07421226110 learning@avonwildlifetrust.org.uk c-js.info/34s87Ao

Focused on the UK’s terrestrial mammals. Learning Outcomes: - Gain an overview of British mammals and their basic ecology - Practice identification of British mammals by sight and using field signs - Learn several techniques in order to find, survey and identify them - Learn how to handle a small mammal under expert supervision

Cost £60.00

14/10/2022 Water Vole Ecology, Mitigation and Live-Capture Techniques 1 Day

Online (Zoom), Mammal Society 02380 010983 training@themammalsociety.org c-js.info/3LwhFLs

Designed for professionals, and assumes some prior experience of water vole ecology.

Cost £45+

15/10/2022 Discovering Wildlife Tracks and Signs 1 Day

FSC Preston Montford, Montford bridge, Shrewsbury, SY4 1DX, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3a3gTrD

This introductory course will introduce you to the ancient art of wildlife tracking Tracking involves a range of skills. This course will teach you to follow clues, work out what the animal was doing and when, and maybe even find the animal itself.

15/10/2022 Ecology, Surveying and Conservation of otters and Water Voles 2 Days

FSC Flatford Mill, East Bergholt, Colchester, CO7 6UL, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3NFn2bu

This intermediate course will explore the history of the otters and water voles, their ecology and conservation requirements. This course combines indoor talks with a field-based session each day. The emphasis will be on gaining practical skills to be able to survey for otters and water voles.

17/10/2022 Introduction to Animal Behaviour

Online, Self-paced Course, Lifelong Learning - Aberystwyth University learning@aber.ac.uk c-js.info/3QRxHCc

This course will introduce students to the fascinating and often misinterpreted area of animal behaviour. You will explore how having an insight into behaviours can be applicable for wildlife as well as companion animals. (8 wk course)

Cost £110

17/10/2022 Bats: Assessing the Impact of Development on Bats, Mitigation & Enhancement 2 Days

Online via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3ThhQOJ

This course will cover the impacts on bats of building/housing development, roads, bridges and trees and the requirement for appropriate mitigation, compensation and enhancement in line with current legislative requirements.

28/10/2022 Dormice and Development - Online 1 Day

Online (Zoom), Mammal Society 02380 010983 training@themammalsociety.org c-js.info/3MAf3fB

Designed for consultants or those needing to learn about dormouse legislation. From ?45

Cost £45+

29/10/2022 Discovering Wildlife Tracks and Signs 2 Days

FSC Flatford Mill, East Bergholt, Colchester, CO7 6UL, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3OO9c7u

This introductory course is a great place to start for those looking to improve their ability to identify a range of wildlife tracks and signs encountered in rural and urban areas and even gardens. Learn this valuable skill for anyone with an interest in natural history and conservation.

01/11/2022 How to choose and use bat boxes 0.5 Day

Online training via zoom, Ecology Services UK Ltd 07847 694 618 janette@ecologyservice.co.uk c-js.info/2K7xg9M

An essential guide for any ecologist instructing, supervising and liaising with contractors

Cost £30 plus VAT

03/11/2022 Conservation of Marine Mammals 4 Days

Online, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3NSZbVA

During this beginner course, you will be introduced to historical and modern-day threats facing marine mammals across the world and here in the UK. This course has been developed by leading marine experts, ORCA.

Cost £60

08/11/2022 How to interpret your bat surveys 0.5 Day

Online training via zoom, Ecology Services UK Ltd 07842 694 618 janette@ecologyservice.co.uk c-js.info/2K7xg9M

Key pointers to help you make sensible and efficient choices about bat boxes. We will help you to feel more organised and confident in your approach.

Cost £30 plus VAT

12/11/2022 Discovering Wildlife Tracks and Signs 2 Days

Dounans Centre, Aberfoyle, Stirling, Scotland, FK8 3UT?, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3NNKP9a

This introductory course is a great place to start for those looking to improve their ability to identify a range of wildlife tracks and signs encountered in rural and urban areas and even gardens. Learn this valuable skill for anyone with an interest in natural history and conservation.

Cost £120

14/11/2022 Discovering Badgers, other Mustelids and their Allies 3 Days

Online, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3NLUDAl

This introductory course will explore badgers, other mustelids and some other relevant medium-sized mammals. This is the perfect course for beginners looking to learn more about land mammals. It will focus on badgers and other mustelids, including pine martens, otters and weasels, that you can find in the UK.

Cost £45

14/11/2022 Bats and Trees 2 hours (6pm-8pm) Days

Online, Tragus Training tragustraining@gmail.com c-js.info/3SraebU

The workshop will discuss the way in which bats use trees, with special emphasis on roosting behaviour. We will look at different tree features that can form roosting opportunities and discuss how they can be identified. The basics of surveying trees for bat roosts will also be covered.

Cost £25

21/11/2022 Bats and Woodlands 2.5 hours (6pm-8.30pm) Days

Online, Tragus Training tragustraining@gmail.com c-js.info/3SraebU

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

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

26/11/2022 Big Cats: Behaviour, Ecology and Conservation 1 Day

Rewley House, Oxford, University of Oxford 01865 270368 ppdayweek@conted.ox.ac.uk c-js.info/3cOR7sf

Felids cats are one of the most charismatic groups of species, but they suffer from human pressure such as poaching and habitat loss. Learn about felids and the diversity of their conservation concerns from front-line biological scientists.

Cost £85.00+

26/11/2022 Beaver ecology and field signs 1 Day

Northgate Centre, Military Rd, Canterbury, KENT, CT1 1YX, Kent Wildlife Trust 01622662012 studydays@kentwildlife.org.uk c-js.info/3y0YMLS

The aim of this course is to give an introduction to beavers and surveys methods in a workshop presentation format. The morning of this workshop will be spent exploring the world of European beavers in the UK. You will learn about beaver ecology, their field signs, how to survey them and how to get involved in the Kent Beaver Citizen Science Programme. After lunch, there will be an outdoor beaver survey training in Fordwich to practise the skills you have learnt in the morning.

Cost £35

03/12/2022 Unique Island Wildlife and the Threats Facing It 1 Day

Rewley House, Oxford, University of Oxford 01865 270368 ppdayweek@conted.ox.ac.uk c-js.info/3voxy0h

The wide range of uniquely adapted plants and animals on islands are the results of a combination of evolutionary, ecological and geological factors. However, the same factors that promote this biodiversity also make them vulnerable to human disturbances. Join us to find out more.

Cost £85.00+

09/12/2022 Beaver ecology and field signs 1 Day

Northgate Centre, Military Rd, Canterbury, KENT, CT1 1YX, Kent Wildlife Trust 01622662012 studydays@kentwildlife.org.uk c-js.info/3Solo0Y

The aim of this course is to give an introduction to beavers and surveys methods in a workshop presentation format. The morning of this workshop will be spent exploring the world of European beavers in the UK. You will learn about beaver ecology, their field signs, how to survey them and how to get involved in the Kent Beaver Citizen Science Programme. After lunch, there will be an outdoor beaver survey training in Fordwich to practise the skills you have learnt in the morning.

Cost £35

Various A Simple Guide to Bat Echolocation Calls

Nationwide, Ecology Academy 01453 367450 hello@ecologyacademy.co.uk c-js.info/3TelTLV

A FREE mini course to explain in a little more detail how to get the best from our download and guide to the echolocation calls of British Bats.

Free Course

Various Bat Roost Survey Fundamentals

Nationwide, Ecology Academy 01453 367450 hello@ecologyacademy.co.uk c-js.info/3clOgHe

Learn about surveying buildings, trees and other structures for a range of bat roost features, with confidence. With the acquired knowledge you will be able to assess and categorise their suitability and provide simple advice.

Cost £76

Various Bat Workers: Health and Safety, A Wildcare Video Series - Keeping You Safe

Nationwide, Ecology Academy 01453 367450 hello@ecologyacademy.co.uk c-js.info/3R7AwPc

Bat worker health and safety videos produced by Wildcare. A series of seven support videos for bat workers. Supporting you, so you can support the environment.

Free Course

13/05/2023 Wildlife and People: Conflict and Conservation 1 Day

Ewert House, Oxford, University of Oxford 01865 270368 ppdayweek@conted.ox.ac.uk c-js.info/3Q2ktli

While people value animals as a source of income, food or medicine, communities living with wildlife may consider it a nuisance or threat. Join us to explore the intricate relationship between humans and animals from a conservation biology perspective.

Cost £85.00+

Various Grey Squirrel Management Training 1 Day

Various, British Red Squirrel contact@britishredsquirrel.org

A comprehensive, Lantra accredited, Grey Squirrel Management Training Course for any level of experience. The one-day course has been developed by a partnership of the major players within the Squirrel World, and is designed to be flexible, allowing provision right across the British Isles.

Cost £Varies depending on location

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 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

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

Various A Simple Guide to Bat Echolocation Calls

Nationwide, Ecology Academy 01453 367450 hello@ecologyacademy.co.uk c-js.info/3TelTLV

A FREE mini course to explain in a little more detail how to get the best from our download and guide to the echolocation calls of British Bats.

Free Course

Various Bat Roost Survey Fundamentals

Nationwide, Ecology Academy 01453 367450 hello@ecologyacademy.co.uk c-js.info/3clOgHe

Learn about surveying buildings, trees and other structures for a range of bat roost features, with confidence. With the acquired knowledge you will be able to assess and categorise their suitability and provide simple advice.

Cost £76

Various Bat Workers: Health and Safety, A Wildcare Video Series - Keeping You Safe

Nationwide, Ecology Academy 01453 367450 hello@ecologyacademy.co.uk c-js.info/3R7AwPc

Bat worker health and safety videos produced by Wildcare. A series of seven support videos for bat workers. Supporting you, so you can support the environment.

Free Course

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