Marine Mammal and Bird Surveys

With significant amounts of time spent on our research vessel and undertaking surveys from the shore, this course focuses on developing the practical skills needed to undertake marine mammal and marine bird surveys. Time in the field and back in the laboratory will also be spent developing identification skills.

Jack Lucas is a knowledgeable marine biologist having conducted marine mammal research in four countries, and with a degree in the subject. He is also a qualified Passive Acoustic Monitoring operator and Marine Mammal Observer. He has a passion for birds and marine orgnanisms, and works on Cumbrae as an FSC tutor for much of the year so knows the local sites well.

Extra nights

If you are interested in staying at the Centre for additional nights, before or after the course, please contact the Centre for availability and costs which start from £35 for B&B, or £42.50 full board. Partner Rate For those paying the sole occupancy price, we are offering our guests a special rate for those who would like a twin room for them and their partner not enrolled on an FSC course, at £42.50 per night for dinner, bed and breakfast.

How to Apply

To book a place on this course, please visit the FSC website or contact the centre directly on 01475 531420.

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Key Information

Start date:

28th July 2018 at 5:00pm


From £376


Field Studies Council




Biodiversity, Nature & Wildlife


Millport, United Kingdom