Course for beginners to pro twitchers

2014 bird watching course participants.

2014 bird watching course participants.

People with a passion for wildlife and the Eyre Peninsula environment are invited to enrol now for a free introduction to bird watching course.

The 10-week course is designed to short-cut the often life-long learning process involved in bird identification and understanding the ecology, behaviour and habitat requirements of native Australian birds.

The courses will be run by Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula as part of an effort to expand its Citizen Science network, which has grown to nearly 200 trained bird monitoring Citizen Scientists, who have lodged more than 8000 bird sightings in recent years.

I’ve been delighted by the enjoyment people get from this course. - Dr Greg Kerr

Course presenter and Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula landscape biologist Dr Greg Kerr said local people who were keen to learn and get outside to actively practise new skills were welcome.

“I’ve been delighted by the enjoyment people get from this course and the fact that it’s structure provides opportunities for everyone from total beginners through to people who have been watching birds most of their lives,” Dr Kerr said.

Courses will be held in Wudinna and Cummins starting on Tuesday, March 21.

Please contact Greg Kerr on 0409 636 997 to discuss course selection and times, or email greg.kerr@sa.gov.au

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