Birds and Wildlife of South Devon

The course provides an introduction to the natural history of this classic English landscape. Ranging from the coastline up onto the rugged contours of Dartmoor National Park, we explore the diverse native flora and fauna; focusing upon a different group each day, whilst always taking stock of the birds around us.

There will be a clear emphasis upon developing identification skills for a wide range of organisms but not at the expense of understanding the roles of these living things within their environment. The impact of humans upon the landscape will form a common theme for discussion, but I fervently hope that you emerge with a feeling that we are not such bad custodians of the planet!

Whether you are a seasoned natural historian or have just ‘caught the bug,’ you should find plenty to keep you enthralled. However, you should have a moderate level of fitness as there will definitely be some walking.

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From £450


Field Studies Council




Biodiversity, Nature & Wildlife


Slapton Ley

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