"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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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.


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


Please contact me for more information.

Next departures :

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

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