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

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Identification and Field Survey Skills - Ornithology


Practical training in how to identify and handle birds, also training in survey techniques and classifications including ringing licences.

23/10/2020 Autumn Bird Watching 3 Days

FSC Margam, Field Studies Council 01639 895636

We will spend most of our time outdoors exploring a variety of habitats, which no doubt will be a mixture of brief encounters and longer views that will enable us to study birds behaving naturally feeding, flocking, even evading any predators (fingers crossed) and other behaviours. We will observe birds stealthily and focus on aspects of field craft e.g. how to best scan for birds across large open expanses and how not to disturb them.

Cost £289.00

26/10/2020 Siberian Week: Looking at Bird Migration Along the Suffolk Coast 5 Days

FSC Flatford Mill, Field Studies Council 01206 297110

This course is designed to help you to find out more about bird identification and bird migration and the species likely to be encountered during migration periods. It is aimed equally at anyone who is a newcomer to birdwatching and those who wish to improve their skills in wild bird identification. It will also emphasise the adaptations of birds to their preferred habitats and lifestyles.

Cost £480.00

29/10/2020 Avian Eavesdropping on Human Speech 1 hour Days

Virtual, London Natural History Society

Free virtual natural history talk. Interspecific eavesdropping – which bird species listen to human speech, why they do it, and what  information they get out of it.

Free Course

30/10/2020 Mainly Migrants 3 Days

FSC Flatford Mill, Field Studies Council 01206 297110

This course is designed to help you find out more about bird identification and bird migration, along with the species likely to be encountered during migration periods. We will explore migration marking techniques including: ringing, colour marking and radio and satellite tracking. Weather permitting, we will organise bird ringing demonstrations at the Flatford ringing site.

Cost £270.00

04/12/2020 Birds of Prey of the North Kent Marshes 1 Day

Tyland Barn, Kent Wildlife Trust 01622662012

Spend a day observing birds of prey. Learn how to identify different species and more about their characteristics, habitats and behaviour.

Cost £Standard fee: £35 per person per day. Concessionary fee: KWT volunteers, senior citizens, unemployed and students £5 off.

07/12/2020 Monitoring Garden Wildlife Health Using Citizen Science 1 hour Days

Online, Field Studies Council

This talk will explore how Citizen Science can be used to monitor the health of, and identify disease threats, to British wildlife, using the example of the Garden Wildlife Health project, which focuses on garden birds, hedgehogs, reptiles and amphibians.

Cost £Free

14/12/2020 Endangered Species Recovery 5 Days

Online, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

A unique, specially designed course, delivered by world-renowned experts and scientists in the field of Endangered Species Recovery (ESR). This five-day, online interactive learning experience introduces the issues and practical skills involved in saving threatened species from extinction. You will develop a critical understanding of biodiversity conservation, the issues it raises and how they may be addressed, as well as practical research skills to inform conservation action.

Cost £450

06/12/2021 Avian Egg Incubation Workshop 5 Days

Jersey, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

This five-day workshop is aimed at curators, keepers, veterinarians, serious private breeders and field biologists involved in managing breeding birds, both in captivity and in the wild. Whether new to egg incubation or experienced with managing eggs, participants gain a broad range of skills necessary to ensure optimal hatchability both in the incubator and in the nest.

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.