£385 per course
This part-time tutored online course offers detailed training in passive and non-passive bird surveying techniques. The course aims to create a rich workshop experience, encouraging direct student and tutor interaction and discussion.
You will receive highly practical expert training, helping you to
develop skills for indirect counts of traces and nests, group-based counts of colonies, flocks and roosts
learn how to conduct transect and aerial surveys
develop skills in mist-netting, cannon-netting, walk-in (cage) traps, active (spring-loaded) traps and entanglement (noose) traps and tagging
explore new technologies such as acoustic sensors and wireless sensor networks, PIT tags and the use of stable isotope analysis
refine bird survey design and data collection skills
understand how to record accurate, unbiased and representative samples in order to reach a conclusion
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