Peregrine Falcon: Ecology, Survey Methods and Mitigation (Date to be Confirmed)

This one-day course will provide participants with an understanding of peregrine ecology, current conservation status and threats. In particular, the course aims to provide examples of effective survey, timings and precautions in respect of development and mitigation examples. The course is aimed at  anyone with an interest in local wildlife but could also be useful for undergraduates and postgraduates students or for anybody currently or intending to work in ecological consultancy or for environmental organisations.

Participants will see gain an understanding of the legislative framework surrounding the species.

The course will provide participants with a broad understanding of peregrine falcon ecology including signs of presence, indications of different levels of activity, determining residence and breeding status and current issues and potential conflicts.

Participants will gain the necessary skills to produce relevant and rational reports in line with national guidelines, and to advise on developments in respect of ecological constraints and be aware of the range of mitigation opportunities currently available.

A familiarity with bird survey techniques and  reasonable identification skills for UK species of birds is desirable but not essential.

The course will be delivered by local naturalist and peregrine researcher Ed Drewitt and will be held in our office in Cardiff Bay and sites in Cardiff.

Ed delivers many survey and bird training courses for the BTO and wildlife trust across the UK. He is a naturalist, author, broadcaster, tour leader, birder, photographer, public speaker, bird ringer, zoologist, feather expert and peregrine researcher.  A zoology graduate from the University of Bristol, Ed has been studying what urban Peregrines eat and colour ringing their young for the past 19 years. His most exciting discovery was that peregrines, our fastest bird in the world, hunt at night over towns and cities.ed drewitt

  • The course will cost £75.00 per person.
  • The course runs from 10.00 am until 4.00 pm.
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided – please bring your own packed lunch.
  • All attendees will be issued with a certificate of attendance.

Contact us on 029 2065 0331 or to book or find out further information.

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