Programa – Ornitologia

1. Bird diversity

1.1 Theoretic introduction
1.1.1 Taxonomy and nomenclature
1.1.2  Birds’s dimensions and physiology
1.1.3 Distribution of birds
1.1.4 Statutes and threats
1.2  Using a birds guide
1.2.1 Terminology and símbology
1.2.2 Distribution maps
1.2.3 Details of illustrations
1.2.4 Plumages
1.3 Important bibliografy

2 Observing the birds

2.1 Materials
2.2 Places for bird watching
2.3 Birds and habitats
2.4 Ethical approach to the study and bird watching

3 Morphological identification

4 Acustical identification

4.1 Introduction of bioacustic

5. Bird diversity survey methods

5.1 Introduction
5.2 Desining the fielwork
5.4 Standardizing the effort by time and space
5.5 Atlas studies
5.6 Estimating species richness

6  Bird census and survey methods

6.1 Introduction
6.2 Sampling strategies
6.3 Field methods
6.3.1 Mapping
6.3.2 Transects
6.3.3 Line transects
6.3.4 Point transects
6.3.5 Colonial birds
6.3.6 Counting roosts and flocks
6.3.7 Counting migrants
6.3.8 Capture techniques – Theoretical approach
6.3.9 Tape playback
6.3.10 Dead birds prospections

7 Conservation management

7.1 Theorical introduction
7.2 Cases of study – study visit

8 Data processing - theoretical approach

9 Publish the data

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