Interactive course in basic ornithology to commence in Pune
An interactive course in basic ornithology, including topics such as bird identification, anatomy, migration and feeding habits, will start in Pune from December 10. This course is being conducted by Ela Foundation's Center for Ornithological Study and Research. It will be the 15th certificate course in basic ornithology.
Satish Pande, Director of Ela Foundation, said, "This is India's only interactive course in basic ornithology and includes over 40 PowerPoint lectures, films and field visits. The subjects cover conservation of birds that provide ecological services and are indicators of the health of our environment."
"Topics include fundamentals like bird identification, anatomy, physiology, flight, migration, behaviour, feeding habits, evolution, ecological role of birds, birds as bio-indicators, habitats, cultural aspects, bird architects, bird photography, bird call recording, avian diseases, first aid, conservation, field study methods, technology for conservation, and applied ornithological aspects," Pande added.
The foundation has also commenced this course in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and parts of Maharashtra. The course has also been recognised by Savitribai Phule University.