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Avian Nest Sweeps and Monitoring

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Format: Online (Subject to change)


In this two-day course, receive instruction to perform efficient, effective, and ecologically responsible nest sweeps for breeding birds. You will understand the regulatory and environmental drivers behind nest sweeping, including species-specific tips and tricks, techniques, and key information on avian biology. This course is offered in two formats: fully online (November to March) and online with a field component (March to November). Currently, the course is only offered online.


  • Develop an appropriate plan for conducting nest sweeps
  • Identify common types of nests and birds
  • Select the equipment needed for Avian surveys
  • Apply species and habitat specific survey techniques
  • Develop efficient data sheets for monitoring nests and reporting survey results
  • Communicate with clients and regulators to complete effective surveys

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  • Customizable option
  • Free, lifetime access


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Next Available Course

Course NameAvian Nest Sweeps and Monitoring Methods - Online - April 9-10, 2024
Course DatesApril 9, 2024 - April 9, 2024
  • Jeannine Randall, MSc.
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