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Ornithology BEN102


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Price: £388.00

The aim of this course is to introduce the student to the many interesting and diverse bird species, and their physiology and habitats. You will learn a wide variety of bird facts, through a combination of tools such as reading, interacting with tutors, undertaking research and practical tasks, and observing birds!.

Lesson Structure

There are 9 lessons in this course:

1. Classification & Introduction to Birdwatching
* History of birds; Classification (Classes, Subclasses, Superorders, etc); Bird Migration; Birdwatching clubs & Other information sources, etc Binoculars, etc
2. The Biology of Birdsalt
* Anatomy, external & internal structure, breeding, eggs etc.
3. Common and Widespread Land Birds
* Pests, introduced birds, pigeons, crows & their relatives, etc.
4. Giant Birds & Long Legged Birds
* Emu, Ostrich, Herons, Storks & Relatives etc
5. Seabirds & Waterbirds
6. Hunters
* Birds of Prey, Owls, Kingfishers
7. Passeriformes includes all song birds, plus lots of other birds including: larks, jays, magpies, swallows, nightingales, wrens, mockingbirds, robins, bluebirds, thrushes, pipits, shrikes, warblers, blackbirds, orioles, finches, grosbeaks, tanagers, and more
8. Other Birds
* Parrots, Honeyeaters, Swifts & others
9. Attracting, Feeding & Keeping Birds

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.


* Discuss the study of birds, including bird taxonomy
* Describe anatomical and physical characteristics of birds.
* Describe anatomical and physical characteristics of birds.
* Discuss a range of different common and widespread land birds.
* Discuss a range of different flightless and long legged birds including Ratites and Ciconiiformes.
* Discuss and describe a range of water birds and sea birds.
* Discuss and describe a range of hunting birds.
* Discuss and describe a range of Passeriformes.
* Discuss and describe a range of parrots and other birds..
* Explain domestication of birds and the methodology and implications of attracting and feedingĀ  wild birds.

What You Will Do

* Contact a Birdwatching Club or organisation in your own country, or region of the world, and find out what services and information they offer. You may locate groups on the internet, or listed under clubs and organisations in the Yellow Pages section of your phone book. You might contact them on the phone, or by email, by letter; or by attending a meeting.
* Write a brief history of the evolution of birds mentioning of species that have become extinct and give reasons as to why you think this occurred.
* Research and discuss the breeding cycle of one particular bird species (of your own choosing), then identify any traits or behavioural patterns that are unique to this species
* Select different birds from groups studied, and research each different bird using any resources you have available to you, such as textbooks, the internet, libraries, etc. Write a paragraph describing each of the six birds you selected, giving a detailed description of their external appearance, together with details of their distribution, structure, feeding habits and breeding. If possible, focus on any birds from each group that inhabit or regularly migrate to your region.

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Anyone can enrol in a short course. However, some prerequisites apply to higher qualifications i.e. Pre-Medical Diploma and Psychology. The ability to be able to read and write in English is a requirement.

Tutor Support

Our tutors are there to encourage, answer questions, explain sticky points and give you support throughout the course. Unlimited contact via email or phone. You never need feel alone.


At the end of each lesson there is an assignment. These are marked and graded by the tutor. Tutor feedback is essential to the learning process. All tutors are qualified and have industry experience.

What's Included

All course materials relevant to the module, unlimited tutor support, and qualification award (e.g. certificate/diploma). There are no other hidden costs or extras.

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