Course: Birds of South Devon

Field Studies Council

Slapton Ley, Devon
Sunday 4th - Friday 9th August 2019

www.field-studies-council.org enquiries.sl@field-studies-council.org 01548 580466

Cost: £360

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology


Please note: This course is non-resident only. Please call the centre directly on 01548 580466 to discuss local accommodation. 

The course provides an opportunity to develop your knowledge and experience of birds within this classic English landscape. Ranging from the coastline up onto the rugged contours of Dartmoor National Park, we explore the birdlife around us, but also take stock of the diverse native flora & fauna, which are such an integral part of each habitat. There will be a clear emphasis upon developing your bird identification skills & experience, 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.

Sandy Hill worked for the FSC for over a decade, teaching Biology and Geography courses at nine centres in England and Wales. He now works as a Head of Biology at a Grammar school. However, being a keen birder and enthusiastic natural historian, he is always happiest when 'in the field', sharing his knowledge and love of the environment.

Please note: This course is non-resident only. Please call the centre directly on 01548 580466 to discuss local accommodation.


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