British Birds of Prey: Identification and Monitoring

Birds of prey have captured people’s attention and imagination for generations, perhaps more so than any other group of birds. Learning how to identify the different species and their behaviour can help us gain a greater understanding of how these birds live and how we can live alongside them. This course is aimed at those with limited or no experience of observing birds of prey in the wild and will introduce you to the different British birds of prey, their ecology and behaviours as well as various ways of monitoring them.

The course will include:

  • A look at British bird of prey species and clarifying some common causes of confusion when identifying them
  • Field visits to identify local species, habitats and monitoring technique
  • Practical workshops for monitoring and supporting wild birds of prey Field excursions will include a variety of habitats and may include walking on uneven terrain.

This is a two day course with accommodation available on Friday and Saturday nights on a full board basis from evening meal on Friday to breakfast and packed lunch making facilities on Sunday morning. Tuition each day will be between 10am and 5pm.

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From £250


Field Studies Council




Biodiversity, Nature & Wildlife


Malham Tarn Field Centre

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