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Ornithological identification methodology

Course
Master’s level
5 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
100%
Time
Mixed time
Location
Location independent
Study form
Distance
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-21054
Tuition
Full education cost: 9 917 SEK
First payment: 9 917 SEK

Summary

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.

About

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.

Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

University studies of a minimum of 60 credits in Biology. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 5/English A from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection

Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

For admission to the summer 2021 and onward the following selection applies: selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.

Facilities

This is mainly a distance course, but there are also a few days of intensive studies here in place in Gothenburg.

Recommended study route

This is mainly a distance course, but there are also a few days of intensive studieson location in Gothenburg.