Recognize mountain birds (Savoie)

Duration : 2 days

France, Northern Alps

Level : easy

from 250 € / p. from 4 to 12 persons

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Let yourself be tempted by this mountain bird recognition course taking place in Savoie, in the  Maurienne valley.

"Birds have this wonderful talent to write the music of nature."


  • Learn to observe the main mountain species on the ground in their biotopes.
  • Know how to determine them, evaluate their populations, know their biology and their behavior.

This course is offered by the training center CIMMES, declared to the Rhône-Alpes Auvergne region under number 82 73 01239 73. It is a trademark of the Bureau Montagne des Arves.


3 themes are discussed, mainly in the field but also in the classroom:

  • Some generalities on bird biology and their habitats.
  • More specific knowledge of mountain birds.
  • Mountain birds observation techniques.

4 dates to learn and observe over the seasons:

  • Winter: snowshoeing, tracks and sedentary birds.
  • Spring: hiking, songbirds.
  • Summer: hiking, subalpine and alpine birds.
  • Autumn: hiking, migratory and sedentary birds.


  • Daniel CARDE, ornithologist and member of the LPO.
  • Jean-Marc HERMES, mountain leader.

The price includes

  • Supervison by the mountain leader and the ornithologist.
  • Teaching fees.
  • Accomodation.
  • Meals.
  • Tourist tax.

The price does not include

  • Transport.
  • Drinks.
  • Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".


  • Lodge.
Next departures :

No scheduled departure, but you can contact me to book your dates.

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