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Bird Identification: An Introduction

  • Bird identification - NuthatchBird identification - Nuthatch

    Fri 26th - Sun 28th April, 2019.
    Course starts at 10am. Course fees are £120, Concessions £100.
    Please book onto the course through Aberystwyth University 01970 621 580.
    Full board accommodation at CAT £118.

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So you think all birds are little brown jobs and you struggle with spotting the differences between them?

You can hear they sound different but you are not sure how to remember the call.

All you need is an expert guide and tutor to help you focus, develop observation skills and note their key features.

The number of species and the range in shape, colour and call may surprise you.

Come and gain an enormous amount of pleasure and knowledge from observing and learning about birds in the wonderful habitats.

The majority of the course will take place outside, observing a wide range of species in a variety of habitats.

More information on Lifelong Learning, Aberystwyth Univeristy

The University of Aberystwyth School of Education and Lifelong Learning aims to offer a range of accredited (intensive) courses at CAT to enable students to gain a Higher Education Certificate in Field Ecology.

The Certificates would take a minimum of two to three years to complete. Gaining the Certificate would enable you to become a competent field ecologist, able to plan and undertake field survey work and identify key species. These are useful skills that are in high demand for many environmental and conservation jobs.

The core courses of this Certificate cover general ecology, the diversity of plants and animals and plant identification.
There are also many key and optional courses to choose from involving the identification, habitat and general ecology of a range of groups: invertebrates, mammals, bats, mosses, lichens, grasses, flowering plants, birds, pond life and many more.

Individual courses can be built up in to the Certificate of Field Ecology.

If you are interested in working towards this Certificate, more information, help or advice is available from Lifelong Learning Aberystwyth University, telephone the Science Co-ordinator 01970 621 580 .

You do not need a scientific background to succeed.

For more information on taking this course as part of a field certificate through Lifelong learning, Aberystwyth University Click here
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Things you need to know

You need to be over the age of 18 years on the day this course starts.


Start Date

Bed & Breakfast the night before the course starts

Book Now!

Email courses@cat.org.uk
or phone 01654 704 966

Please book onto the course through Aberystwyth University 01970 621 580 before booking your accommodation at CAT.

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