Wintering Waterbirds – Bird Identification

Online via Zoom

Dates available on request
Minimum of 4 people
1 full day

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Wintering Waterbirds

Target group(s)
Ecologists /Other

Beginner /improver

To aid this group in waterbird identification.

Trainer Bio
Marie Louise Heffernan CEnv, MCIEEM MSc has 30 years’ experience working with birds through her company Aster Environmental Consultants. She has carried out numerous surveys of both wintering and breeding birds. She has been part of bird research team at MAFF UK and carried out bird research for NPWS in Ireland.

Course format
Online live on Zoom. Details will be sent prior to the course.

Learning Objective

The objective is to teach bird identification skills in conjunction with an appreciation of ecology of each species. Skills to be imparted

  1. How to select optical equiqment, optimum weather and tidal conditions
  2. Key features of wintering water birds and how to use these for identification in the field.
  3. Separating difficult birds by features.

Birds groups covered will include divers, swans, geese and ducks, rails and waders.

Materials provided
Slides as shown during course.

Min/max numbers required

I full day

On request

Available on demand Y/N
Yes on request


15% discount for 2 or 3 booked together
25% discount for 4+ together
20% discount for Unemployed or Students. Please contact us for a coupon code prior to booking online.

Payment options
Payments can be made by credit card, PayPal, cheque or PO (purchase order). Options available on the checkout page. Send cheques or POs to Aster Environmental Consultants, Letterfrack, Co. Galway. Once payment has been received your registration will be confirmed.


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