SHORT PROGRAMME: UK residential + ErasmusPlus funded 2-week BIRDS related mobilities

Once you have attended the UK residential training you will embark on an Erasmus+ funded mobility

Choose from one of our birds related mobilities in Europe

The Barn Owl Foundation (HUNGARY)

  • Dates: 4th – 20th June 2019
  • Barn Owl, raptor and other bird surveys
  • Investigating and recording local plant communities and habitats
  • Habitat and species protection practical works
  • English speaking public engagement alongside live owls
  • Download the description of the mobility here


  • Dates: 15th – 30th June 2019
  • Barn Owl surveys
  • Mediterranean forest and local river system plant and animal surveys
  • Building the herbarium (a collection of preserved plant species for reference)
  • Invertebrate sampling surveys / Bat transect surveys / Trail camera monitoring
  • English speaking and school engagement
  • Download the description of the mobility here

Centro Italiano Studi per la Conservazione e l’Ambiente (ITALY)

  • Dates: 23rd March to 7th April 2019
  • Intensive bird ringing of local and migrant species on Ponza Island
  • English speaking school/public engagement activities
  • Practical introduction to bird ringing, a unique chance to be immersed in bird work for a fortnight
  • Ideal preparation for becoming a licensed trainee with the BTO (British Trust for Ornithology)
  • Download the description of the mobility here

How much will it cost?

All mobility elements are funded by ERASMUS+.

UK elements cost: £475

These costs DO include:

All the UK elements of the Wildlife Survey and Interpretation Skills course

  • UK training residential on the idyllic Sharpham Estate, Devon
  • Access to on-learning materials and their recognition
  • Supportive learning environment and pastoral support
  • Learning and tutor support and recognition of acquired skills
  • All accommodation and food in the UK
  • UK final course residential to celebrate your outcomes!

Erasmus+ funding covers the costs of the mobility of your choice

  • All return transport and onward travel from UK point of departure to your EU host
  • Personal travel insurance for the EU mobility
  • All accommodation and food at your EU host
  • All learning and tutor support at your EU host
  • Pastoral support while with EU host

NOT include:

  • Travel to/from UK residentials (pre- and post-mobility and to/from point of departure in UK for your EU mobility
  • Immunisations such as tetanus and encephalitis (if advised)
  • Course study books such as bird and mammal i.d. guides
  • Personal spending money whilst in UK or EU

How to apply

Application are currently CLOSED. Please check back in July for updates

To find out more about our WSIS long course (14 week birds or mammal related mobilities) click here.


Once Ambios has confirmed your place on the WSIS course, you can make payment using the link below.