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

A trainee on the course that included a 2-wk mobility to Portugal, said:

“The best part was the well structured learning exercises, one on the fresh water data collection and analyses, a second one on preparation and presentation of a scientific poster and finally the preparation and execution of a guided nature walk.

Once you have attended the UK residential training  (30 August – 1 September – Lower Sharpham Farm campsite) you will embark on an Erasmus+ funded mobility

Choose from one of our birds related mobilities in Europe

The Barn Owl Foundation (HUNGARY)

  • Dates: 12th – 26th October 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: 7th – 21st September 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: 2020 dates to be announced
  • 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: £599 – incredible value for money for an amazing course and UK and EU experience.

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
    •  (30 August – 1 September)
  • 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 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

Please Apply via the online form which is here.  Apply now! We’ll talk to you within 10 working days.  A .pdf version of the application form can be found here.

Closing date 19the August 2019, 12noon, but apply NOW and we’ll arrange a telephone interview asap.

To find out more about our WSIS long course (UK training + 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.