Ornithology Courses

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There are surprisingly few Ornithology courses in light of the fact that there are many millions of birders. However, there are some Degree and Diploma courses and even a few certificate courses that can be taken as distant learning.

Those courses I know about with Websites are listed below – please let me know of any I have missed.

Useful Information
  • Top Ornithology Courses Online

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Museums & Universities
  • ADL Academy for Distance Learning

    Ornithology 100 Hours Certificate Course Should you wish to know more, please see Academy for Distance Learning - https://adlonlinecourses.com/ornithology-ben102-cld - Take control of your future!
  • Birmingham University

    Environment Courses
    We employ birds as model species in the investigation of general principles and mechanisms that are central to understanding key questions in biology and the environment.
  • Bishop Burton College

    Environment Courses
    The need for suitably qualified graduates within the field of environmental conservation is rising due to increasing awareness of the importance of local, national and international biodiversity. On this course you will be trained as a multi-skilled graduate, able to investigate problems and create solutions within the wide ranging field of conservation.
  • Capel Manor College

    Environment Courses
    Capel Manor College offers a range of full and part-time land-based courses which lead to nationally recognised qualifications and potential progression into employment or on to further study. The College also offers a unique experience in that we believe there is nowhere else quite like us in Europe in terms of our facilities, activities, staff and students. Students do not attend Capel Manor College, they are Capel Manor College, and whilst studying, will be fully engaged in helping to run the College’s Estates, Gardens, Farm and Floristry outlet.
  • Charles Darwin University

    Environment Courses
    We provide students with a range of fieldwork opportunities and unique industry placements. Environmental Science at CDU gives you many options. Choose to specialise in the areas of biodiversity and conservation, eco-cultural resource management, landscape and spatial ecology, or water and catchments
  • Cornell Lab of Ornithology

    Home Study Course in Bird Biology
    We believe in the power of birds to ignite discovery and inspire action. Join us on a lifelong journey to enjoy, understand, and protect birds and the natural world.
  • Duchy College - Cornwall UK

    Wildlife Conservation & Zoology
    If you're interested in the environment and the Earth's natural resources a career in environmental based sciences may be for you.
  • UK Open College

    Online Ornithology Course. This level 3 course will assist students in exploring the world of birds. Learners are able to register online 365 days a year.
  • UK Open Learning

    This course endeavours to develop an enhanced appreciation of birds through increasing knowledge. The student should also develop a fuller appreciation of the diversity of bird life.
  • University of Copenhagen

    NNMK11002U Ornithology
    The course aims to provide students with a theoretical and systematic knowledge of ornithology as a basis for continued learning about birds. The students will learn about the methods used in ornithological research and thereby obtain the ability to evaluate ornithological studies. Furthermore, they will obtain competences in communicating about scientific ornithological studies. After the course the students will be well qualified to start Master’s Thesis project within ornithology.
  • University of Helsinki

    Forest Sciences
    The Department of Forest Sciences represents the global top of the research disciplines at the University of Helsinki. The department conducts internationally recognized research, related to forest sciences and the bio-economy, and provides the highest-level education based on the research. The aim of the multidisciplinary activities is to advance the utilization of forests and peatland in ecologically, economically and socially sustainable manner, and produce new globally relevant aspects through science.
  • University of Hull

    Environment Courses
    Explore the world around you with environmental science, which is part of the Department of Geography, Geology and Environment, which sits within the Faculty of Science and Engineering.
  • University of Waterloo

    Fundamentals of Ornithology (Downloadable Online Course!) - Enviroquest Ltd., 352 River Road, Cambridge, Ontario N3C 2B7, Canada - Phone/Fax: 519-658-0573
  • ACS Distance Learning

    Learn about all different kinds of birds - from seabirds to birds of prey
  • Association of Field Ornithologists

    Founded in 1922 as the New England Bird Banding Association, The Association of Field Ornithologists (AFO) is one of the world’s major societies of professional and amateur ornithologists dedicated to the scientific study and dissemination of information about birds in their natural habitats. AFO encourages the participation of amateurs in research, and emphasizes the conservation biology of birds.
  • BTO

    Learning about birds and improving your birding skills Birdwatching is a hugely rewarding and enjoyable pastime; from bringing further enjoyment to a walk in the countryside, through to a life-long career. Being able to identify the birds that you see and hear about you greatly increases your connection with nature and enables you to give something back and make a real, direct difference for conservation by making a note of your sightings through one of the many BTO surveys on offer.
  • CREA - Conservation through Research Education and Action

    Conservation through Research Education and Action, is a non-profit organization, that offers educational and research opportunities to biodiversity rich rainforests of Panama. A core activity is a visit to the Cocobolo Nature Reserve an 1100 acre tropical forest in the heart of a global biodiversity hotspot
  • Compass

    Bird Courses
    Wether you're looking to study bird courses as a hobby, to work towards a qualification, or simply to learn more about your favourite feathered friend, choose with confidence with Compass Education and Training.
  • Kindrogan - Scotland

    Natural History Courses run by Kindrogan Field Centre.
  • Open Study Courses

    Explore the world of birds in this Ornithology Level 3 course, from home!
  • RSPB - Courses, Classes & Workshops

    Courses, classes and workshops
Other Links
  • Bay Area Birding class - Palo Alto Adult School [Birding Boot Camp]

    This intermediate class is geared toward students with previous birding experience and confidence with common species. Bird identification, vocalization and behavior as well as seasonal trends and recent bird news will be addressed Monday evenings. Saturday field experiences will include half-day visits to birding hot spots in the bay area and some full-day trips to more distant locations
  • Maine Field Ornithology Programme

    The remarkable adaptations of birds to flight traced through the study of their biology, behavior, and ecology. Comparisons of systematic groups demonstrate the interrelationships of anatomy with ecological roles and behavior. These and other topics are elucidated through dissection and examination of specimens. Frequent field trips to practice identification of birds by visual patterns, behavior and song, culminate in a predawn bird census. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 4 hours.

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