The first iteration of Tour du Valat‘s four-week, online course on “Monitoring breeding waterbirds in Mediterranean wetlands” is closed for applications.

This course is in English and free of charge. For this first iteration, the number of participants is limited to 25 participants. Please register here.

Dates of the course: 21/02/22 to 20/03/22

Deadline for registration: 13/02/22

Successful registered applicants will be informed by February 15th 2022.

Monitoring breeding waterbirds in Mediterranean wetlands – ONLINE COURSE

This course is designed for wildlife or habitat managers, students, academics, researchers, ornithologists, experts from Mediterranean countries with some experience with counting birds.

The course will introduce you to subjects such as why we should count colonial waterbirds during breeding season, or how to proceed with counting colonial waterbird limiting disturbance, with many practical tips and advice from experienced ornithologists. In this online course, we will also explain how to proceed to import field notes into a database.

It has been prepared by Tour du Valat’s team with the support of Wetlands based solutions, the French Facility for Global Environment and the French Development Agency.

This course is in English and free of charge.

Consider that you will need to dedicate 3 hours/week over 4 weeks to complete the course. You will be able to progress online at your own pace. You will have the opportunity to interact online with the experts in a forum and during two online meetings. A certificate of achievement will be awarded to those who successfully complete the course.