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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.

11/02/2023 Owl Pellet Dissection 1 Day

Hereford, Hidden Herefordshire 07980863577 tim@clan-cic.org c-js.info/3uB92tn

Back by popular demand Ric 'Bone man' Morris will lead us through the world of owl spew and uncover the fascinating details of their breakfast, lunch and dinner. This is a good course for young and old and especially for any mammal and/or bone enthusiast!

Free Course

14/02/2023 Migratory Birds 1 Day

Badshot Lea, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk c-js.info/3VlNECq

Discover why and how different birds choose to migrate throughout the year before taking a walk through Tice's Meadow in search of them.

Cost £45.00

23/02/2023 Discovering Seabirds (Online)

Online, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3tBjUG1

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

08/03/2023 Discovering Garden Birds: Identification (Online)

Online, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3AIJ3SP

This beginner 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

08/03/2023 Identifying British Birds Online Evening Course 6 Days

Online, Kent Wildlife Trust 01622 662012 studydays@kentwildlife.org.uk www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/explore/education/wildlife-study-days

Discover Britain's birds during a series of fun and interactive evening classes

Cost £75 per person.

18/03/2023 Field Ecology of Garden Birds 1 Day

National Trust - Quarry bank, Styal Road, Styal, Wilmslow, SK9 4HP, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3EBptJr

This introductory 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

25/03/2023 Practical Bird Field Skills 1 Day

Margam Discovery Centre, Margam park, Port talbot, SA13 2UA, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3AHHlkE

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 £60

31/03/2023 Bird Song 1 Day

Nower Wood / Leatherhead, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk c-js.info/3tVlJxl

Learn to identify birds through their song and enjoy a walk in the ancient woodland listening to them.

Cost £45

31/03/2023 Learning Bird Song 1 Day

Thornden Wood, Blean and South Swale Local Nature Reserves, Kent Wildlife Trust 01622 662012 studydays@kentwildlife.org.uk www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/explore/education/wildlife-study-days

Most species have unique songs. This day will help you identify or recognise birds by sound. Discover the purpose behind their distinctive songs and calls.

Cost £35 per person per day. Concessionary discount for KWT volunteers, senior citizens, unemployed and students

29/04/2023 Bird ID with songs 1 Day

Hereford, Hidden Herefordshire 07980863577 tim@clan-cic.org c-js.info/3uB92tn

This is a course for beginners or improvers, and we will make special note of calls to identify birds in a range of habitats. Tutor: Toby Fountain

Free Course

30/04/2023 Field Ecology of Garden Birds 1 Day

Grow Wilder Bristol - 181 Frenchay Park Rd, Bristol BS16 1EL, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3EBptJr

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

06/05/2023 Beginners' Birdwatching - Part 1 1 Day

Sevenoaks Willdife Reserve, Kent Wildlife Trust 01622 662012 studydays@kentwildlife.org.uk www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/explore/education/wildlife-study-days

Learn how to identify birds on this introductory course. An indoor introduction will be followed by an outdoor session to look for birds of woodland and wetland.

Cost £35 per person per day. Concessionary discount for KWT volunteers, senior citizens, unemployed and students

20/05/2023 Beginners' Birdwatching - Part 2 1 Day

Doddington and Oare Marshes , Kent Wildlife Trust 01622 662012 studydays@kentwildlife.org.uk www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/explore/education/wildlife-study-days

Spend a day in the field improving your birdwatching skills.

Cost £35 per person per day. Concessionary discount for KWT volunteers, senior citizens, unemployed and students

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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