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Ornithology Online Course

Online

Subject: Bird Watching

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A fascinating guide into the world of birds, especially suited for those with a passion for bird-watching

Learn about classifications and biology, enviroments and migration patterns.

Review the varied ecosystems, from marine birds to wetlands and hardy desert dwellers

Discover how to go about attracting birds to the home garden

Suitable courses for further study include; wildlife conservation...

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15% OFF ON ALL SHORT COURSES!

Like us on Facebook or add us in Google+ and you can get an instant 15% discount on all short courses here at Careerline Courses.

A fascinating guide into the world of birds, especially suited for those with a passion for bird-watching

Learn about classifications and biology, enviroments and migration patterns.

Review the varied ecosystems, from marine birds to wetlands and hardy desert dwellers

Discover how to go about attracting birds to the home garden

Suitable courses for further study include; wildlife conservation, enviromental studies, animal behaviour, zookeeping and park management I and II

Attractive discounts apply for multiple course pathways.

Lessons:

There are 9 lessons in this course:

1. Classification and Introduction to Bird watching.
Nature and scope of ornithology (over 9,000 species)
Place of Birds in Nature
Bird Classification (Aves, Ratitae, Carinate)
Use of common names and scientific names
Fossil or Extinct Birds
Classes and Sub Classes
Comparing characteristics of different Super orders
Comparing characteristics of all major bird Families
Resources for further information
Bird Watching equipment

2. The Biology of Birds.
Anatomical features
Skeleton
Feathers
Feather Colour
Wings
Wing Types (elliptical, high speed, long soaring, high lift)
Legs and Feet
Beaks and Bills
Internal Structure
Respiration
Excretion
Digestion
Circulation
Senses
Avian Behaviours (Flight, Diving, Reproduction, Courtship, Bonding, Territoriality, Nesting)
Formation of Eggs and Hatching
Feeding
Vocalisations
Migration
Habitats

3. Common and Widespread Land Birds.
Eagles and Relatives; Carthatidae (New World vultures, condors)
Pandionidae (osprey)
Accipitridae (hawks, eagles, kites)
Sagittariidae (secretary bird)
Falconidae (falcons, caracaras)
Crows and their Relatives
Butcher birds, Currawongs and related birds
Pigeons (structure, feeding, breeding, types)
Doves
The Dodo
Cuckoos
Pest and Introduced Birds (for man countries); Indian Mynah, Sparrow, Thrush, Starling, etc

4. Giant Birds and Long Legged Birds
Ratitites; Ostrich, Emu, Moa, Rhea, Cassowary, Kiwi, South American Tinamous, extinct giant Elephant bird and Dodo
Herons, Storks and relatives

5. Seabirds and Water birds.
Anseriformes; ducks, geese, swans etc
Gruiformes; cranes, coots, mud hens, rails
Charadriiformes; sandpipers, snipes, curlews, plovers, dotterels, etc
Gaviiformes; divers
Gulls, Skuas, Orks, Puffins, Terns
Tube Nosed Birds
Albatrosses
Petrels, Storm Petrels and Diving Petrels
Pelicans and Relatives
Gannets
Cormorants
Boobies, Frigate Birds, Tropic Birds
Penguins

6. Hunters -Birds of Prey, Owls, and Kingfishers.
Eagles
Eagle species
Hawks
Kites
Osprey
Falcons
Vultures
Owls
Breeding behaviours of birds of prey
Kingfishers

7. Passeriformes.
Scope of "songbirds" or "perching birds".
Features common to Passeriformes
Varieties of Passeriformes (Primitive and Advanced)
Muscicapidae; thrush
Robins
Flycatchers, Larks, Pippits, Wingtails
Swallows and Martins; physical characteristics, breeding and nesting
Fringilllidae; finches

8. Other Birds.
Parrots; structure, feeding, breeding, species
Honeyeaters, Swifts
Galliformes; chicken.
Other Orders

9. Attracting, Feeding and Keeping Birds.
How plants benefit birds
Plants that attract birds
Feeding Birds
Bird Care; parasites, catching and handling, caring for a sick bird
Common Ailments

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

Course Code: BEN102
Duration: 100 hours
Qualification: Certificate
Exam: Optional

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This session is taught online

When

This is a self paced course. The course coordinator will contact you shortly after your enrollment to help you get started.

Where

Online

Price: $693.00

 

Notes:

International: $630.00 AUD
Australia: $693.00 AUD
(Includes GST)


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