Scottish Island Coastal Birds

The Isle of Cumbrae (located in the Firth of Clyde) has a wide range of shore habits for a small island – this encourages a good diversity of shore birds. At this time of the year ‘late breeders’ are still feeding their young and many birds are still feeding fledged youngsters – giving an ideal opportunity to see juveniles and parents together.

This course will involve shore-based ‘tutorial sessions’ in the field and classroom – learning about the biology and ecology of the birds of the Clyde. An exciting trip on our research vessel will enable us to see more marine birds in the area and diverse Clyde landscapes. This course gives you the opportunity to learn about seabirds, conservation issues and other Scottish wildlife in a relaxed setting.

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From £160


Field Studies Council




Biodiversity, Nature & Wildlife


Millport, Isle of Cumbrae

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