Ornithological identification methodology
This is a distance course that gives you knowledge to be able to determine the species of a selection of birds that normally occur in Scandinavia. The course also includes a workshop where you get practical experience of handling birds.
External morphology of birds and their moulting patterns are properties that are used to determine species, gender and age. This course provides the basic knowledge required to identify birds. You will learn to describe a bird in a standardized and consistent manner in terms of its external morphology and become familiar with methods of determining the age and sex of birds.
You will be presented to a selection of bird species that regularly occur in Scandinavia and their sounds, and is expected after the coursetobe able toidentify these species. You also learn how to handle live birds for capture, ringing and sampling during three intensive days at the end of the course.