Sticky: Why birds are special: A beginner’s guide to birds and bird study at the Durrell Conservation Trust in Jersey

July 29th, 2010 by Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

The Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust in Jersey is holding a three-day short course aimed at amateur bird enthusiasts wanting to gain an understanding of why birds are so special.  The course will provide practical field skills in the behavioural ecology and conservation of birds, and will be delivered by a team of renowned bird specialists who collectively have extensive experience of bird conservation both in Jersey and worldwide.

Sessions will include:

  • What makes birds so special
  • Bird monitoring – different techniques and when to use them
  • Basic bird taxonomy and identification workshop
  • Birds and conservation: the Durrell experience in the conservation of endangered birds worldwide
  • Global issues for bird conservation.

Course fee £250. On-site hostel accommodation available at £28 B & B or £42.50 full board per person per night, includes free entry to Durrell.

For further information please visit the website and contact Catherine Burrows by email: itc (at) or call +44 (0) 1534 860037

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