Introduction to Birding

Are you fascinated by the different species of  birds on our beautiful island of Tobago? Willing to learn more about them? This courses aims to increase the  knowledge of all  bird enthusiasts and your ability to identify species by ear and sight.
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Introduction to Birding
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What You Will Gain:

  • A new profession in the tourism sector as a birding guide.
  • Improve your ability to identify new species of birds and their behaviour.
  • Enhance your professional service offerings within the tourism sector.

Course Description:

This virtual training course was designed for any bird enthusiast who desires to be a birdwatcher or birder. This course will enable participants to identify a variety of species of birds by ear and sight; and learn about birds’ origin, taxonomy, anatomy, physiology, habitats, ethics and other behaviours. The course also caters for those who wish to learn about the basics of bird identification, improve their existing identification skills for their tour guide business.
Topics:
  • The origin of birds and the naming of birds.
  • Taxonomy – classification of birds.
  • Basic bird anatomy and physiology.
  • Bird identification by sight – size, shape, colour and flight (as birding tools).
  • Birding by ear – courtship calls, nesting/feeding fledglings, male vs female, alarm calls, hunting.
  • Habitat, environments, season and distribution.
  • Essentials of bird migration and navigation.
  • Types: Birds of the night, waterbirds and shorebirds.
  • Birding sites in the 4 quadrants of Tobago.
  • Ethics, safety and security while birding.

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Introduction to Birding

Safe & Secure Online Payments by WiPay Caribbean.

*Direct bank deposit / Cash payment options available.
Credit Card NOT Required.

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Next Session: February 29, 2024
Price: TT$1,545.00
Next Session: August 5, 2024