"Field Ornithology" hiking / course (Vercors)

Duration : 3 days

France, Northern Alps

Level : deepening naturalistic notions

from 240 € / p. from 3 to 8 persons

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Description

This "Field Ornithology" course taking place in the Vercors Massif is aimed at an audience that already has at least some naturalistic basis.

It addresses the theme of birds with a particular pedagogy. This approach to ornithology is accessible and based on the field, the practical aspect, fun, with another objective to learn to relay this knowledge to an audience.

Program

D1: Ornithology basis

  • General ecology
  • Classification of orders
  • Ethology, morphologies
  • Principles and bases of determination
  • Field: species and environments, first steps in determination

In the evening: review and summary of knowledge, projection of a movie on the theme.

D2: Songs

  • Ecological context: purpose of singing, types of songs, ...
  • Theory of bird song analysis
  • Field: study of songs and determination

In the evening: review and summary of knowledge, audio quiz and listening to new songs.

D3: Diurnal and nocturnal raptors

At dawn: call to singing technique
Departure (for the day) for a site favorable to the observation of a large number of species:

  • Ecology and specific ethology
  • Observation and determination in flight
  • Reintroductions, reappearances, etc.

You will leave with:

  • A digital file with studied bird songs, and expanded to the main species of France.
  • A paper booklet summarizing the knowledge discussed.
  • A bibliography of the main reference works in the different themes: determination, songs, birds of prey, ecology, feathers, nests, etc.

The training can be partially followed (80 € / day).

The price includes

  • Training
  • Supervision by the hiking guide

The price does not include

  • Accomodation

Accommodation

Please contact me for more information.

Next departures :

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

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