|Bird Identification Workshop -
Our NEW Bird Identification Workshop for 2017 has been
developed for birders who wish to take their bird knowledge and
identification skills to the next level.
Building on the
success of VARC’s present, highly popular workshop we have added
four (4) further field trips to be held on the following four
subsequent weekends. These field trips will be led by
two locally recognized bird ID experts who will help participants
build on the skills they have learned during the initial weekend
The workshop is
designed for beginner and intermediate birders who may wish to
participate in citizen science programs like the
North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS)
or who just want to take their bird knowledge and identification
skills to the next level and with Yousif and Jason to lead ongoing
field trips, identification of the more challenging groups such as
shorebirds, raptors and gulls will also be tackled!
The course covers
groups, topography, field marks, song, habitat, molt, ageing and
more and includes a guided field session to the Colony Farm banding
station. Although developed for beginner and intermediate birders
the ornithological aspects of the course and ongoing field trips
will benefit even the most experienced birders and the workshop is
invaluable for birders traveling overseas.
course is structured over 2 days and consists of nine classroom
sessions and one field trip. The classroom sessions cover many
aspects of avian evolution, adaptation, morphology, taxonomy,
identification, migration, and behaviour making it ideal for
beginner and expert alike.
excursions extension consists of four customized group field trips
to hone the skills acquired during the workshop.
But most of
all the workshop is designed to be a fun and interesting experience
and a way to take your birding skills to the next level.
All course material
is provided. Space is limited, so please be sure to book early!
Things to bring and things to wear!
- Warm clothing and footwear for
the field sessions
- Binoculars / Scopes
- Water / snacks for field
For location, full
course schedule and dates – click here
To register for the workshop please complete and submit the