Bird watching course for beginners to experienced twitchers

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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 ten 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 are run by Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula as part of an effort to expand it’s Citizen Science network which has grown to nearly 200 trained bird monitoring Citizen Scientists, who have lodged more than 8,000 bird sightings in recent years.

Course presenter and Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula Landscape Biologist Dr Greg Kerr says local people who are keen to learn and get outside to actively practise new skills are welcome.

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

Birds are good indicators of environmental condition and Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula is encouraging local people to be involved in bird monitoring, as part of the region’s long-term environmental monitoring program.

Courses will be held in Wudinna and Cummins from Tuesday 21 March. 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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