Fw: [BIRDCHAT] New Ornithology Course

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Subject: Fw: [BIRDCHAT] New Ornithology Course
From: "michael hunter" <>
Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2006 10:05:18 +1000
Hi All,
          This was posted on the US birdingchatline.

BIRDCHAT members may be interested in furthering their ornithological
knowledge and skills by means of the following new short course:

"Principles of Ornithology"
21 - 30 November 2006
Charles Sturt University
Albury, Australia

This is a fantastic opportunity for birders to update their ornithological
skills, learn more about the anatomy and ecology of birds, and understand
methods for field surveys and specimen-based research. The course can be
enjoyed as a self-contained short course, or can be used as a stepping-stone
in to our ornithology degree program. Upon completion of this course,
participants will be awarded credit towards Charles Sturt University's
internationally renowned Graduate Certificate in Ornithology and Graduate
Diploma of Ornithology.

The short course combines lectures from specialist ornithologists and
ecologists with a range of laboratory and field activities to deliver a
fascinating overview of current approaches to studying birds. Syllabus
topics include: behavioural ecology of birds; flight; adaptation; avian
anatomy; wing and skeletal morphology; mist-netting, banding and marking
birds; bird survey techniques; field data collection; quantifying behaviour;
and specimen-based research methods.

Field trips to exceptional locations in southeastern Australia will offer
outstanding birding opportunities. A range of evening activities will
include night spotting, a barbecue in the bush, and a trivia night.

This course is strictly limited to 20 participants. Places are limited, so
it is advisable to contact the organiser as soon as possible to register.
The cost for the course is AU$3,250 (or approx US$2500), which includes all
accommodation and ground transport and most meals. The course will be based
at Charles Sturt University's Albury campus, in New South Wales, Australia.
For further information visit or email Kerry Whitworth at

Kerry Whitworth
Ecology Laboratory
School of Environmental & Information Sciences
Charles Sturt University
Thurgoona Campus,
Off Old Sydney Road, Albury NSW 2640
Ph: +61 2 6051 9876
Fax: +61 2 6051 9897

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