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.

21/10/2023 Field Ecology of Garden Birds 1 Day

Alyn Waters Country Park, Mold Road, Gwersyllt, Wrexham, Field Studies Council

This beginner bird course provides a gentle introduction, covering aspects of common bird biology, ecology and behaviour. An engaging course to introduce novices to our feathered neighbours in nature; learners will appreciate the basic biology of a bird and how that model has been illimitably adapted!

Cost £60

30/10/2023 Practical Bird Field Skills 1 Day

Preston Montford, Shrewsbury, Field Studies Council

This beginner course will guide you in getting to grips with practical bird watching field skills. Including how to choose and use binoculars, how to start learning bird songs and calls, and how to give yourself the best chance of spotting the birds in the first place.

Cost £70

02/12/2023 Garden Birds of the UK Workshop 1 Day

Online, Conservation Chat UK Ltd 07712296990

Join us for a 3-hour workshop that focuses on garden birds. Learn species ID, conservation and how to help birds in your garden. Thank you for choosing this Conservation Chat UK Ltd event. We are excited to share our passion for the natural world with you!

Cost £10.83

08/12/2023 Birds of Prey of the North Kent Marshes 1 Day

Isle of Sheppey, Kent Wildlife Trust 01622 662012

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

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

01/02/2024 Discovering Seabirds: Identification, Ecology, and Conservation (Online)

Online, Field Studies Council

This beginner to intermediate course is a starting guide to the skills required to begin identifying and observing our native UK seabirds in the field. You will learn valuable observational field identification tips, life history characteristics and general ecology of the different groups of seabirds found around the British coastline.

Cost £45

13/02/2024 Migrating Birds 1 Day

Farnham, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372 379523

Learn why certain birds migrate and how to identify them before having a guided walk around Tice's Meadow.

Cost £60.00

13/03/2024 Discovering Garden Birds: Identification and Ecology (Online)

Online, Field Studies Council

This beginner online bird course is aimed at bird enthusiasts who wish to learn more about their much-loved garden visitors and want to begin to be able to identify them and understand their biology and ecology.

Cost £60

Various Bird Biology

Online, Ecology Training UK Ltd 0330 165 3024

This online course is a great foundation introduction to birds. Modules include: bird anatomy and physiology, taxonomy, adaptations to the environment, bird behaviours, threats and legislation and bird habitats.

Cost £120

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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