Liminas organizes a free introduction to ornithology course

The Liminas City Council has organized a free introduction course to the observation and study of birds with the collaboration of SEO BirdLife that will take place next weekend, on November 10, 11 and 12.

The activity, which has 25 places, aims to highlight the importance of the largest network of protected spaces in the world, the European Natura 2000 ecological network, whose purpose is to ensure the long-term survival of species and types of habitat. . Likewise, the course aims to highlight the irreplaceable role that birds and their study play, connecting territories and people in Europe.

Although it is free, Saturday and Sunday activities require registration. To do this, interested parties will be able to access the form through the QR code on the poster or in the following link.

Among other subjects, the management of bird guides, binoculars and telescopes, as well as photography cameras and apps to participate in citizen science programs, will be addressed. In addition, there will be a scientific ringing session and excursions through the Liminas estuary. The event will be held in the Liminas multipurpose room, located on the municipality’s Paseo de la Ría.

On the other hand, the City Council has invited students from the different schools in the town to participate in the artistic competition linked to the course and thus be eligible for prizes.

Programming

The program will start on Friday, November 10, at 6:30 p.m. with an institutional event by local and regional authorities, two courses related to birds and the conservation of their habitats in Cantabria and a field practice in the Ría de Clean. To close the day, there will be the awards ceremony for the artistic competition in which the schoolchildren from CRA Asón and Colegio San Vicente de Paúl have participated.

On Saturday, November 11, starting at 10:00 a.m., the multipurpose building will host talks that will help attendees identify different types of birds, learn about monitoring programs, and learn to observe animals with optical and photography instruments, followed by of a field practice.

And finally, on Sunday, November 12, there will be a scientific ringing session accompanied by a third outing to the estuary.

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