Beyond Birding: Certificate course in introductory ornithology! Starts on 22nd November 2019


Jointly organised by

S.N.D.T. Home Science College


Institute of Natural History Education and Research (INHER)

Course Highlights

  • An opportunity to deepen your birding knowledge and take your hobby to a higher level.
  • A course by eminent researchers and experts
  • More than 20 classroom sessions covering all key concepts and ornithology topics
  • 2 field sessions with experts
  • A course open to all

Only a limited number of seats are available. Register quickly to avail of early bird discount. Also additional discount for students (current valid educational institute ID necessary).

Key Information

Course Dates: November 22nd - December 3rd, 2019
Timings: Weekday evenings 6pm - 8:30pm
Talks will be held at: S.N.D.T. Home Science College, Karve Road, near Nal Stop, Pune.
Medium of instructions is English


Dr. Vishwas SawarkarDr. Anil Mahabal
Dr. Sushama Thatte Dr. Anand Padhye
Narendra Naidu Chandrashekhar Bapat
Rajgopal Patil Dr. Pramod Joglekar
Dr. Mandar Datar Anil Khaire
Dr. Gaurav Pardeshi Dr. Aseem Auti


  • History of Indian ornithology
  • The flight of birds and their adaptation
  • Roosting behaviour and communal displays
  • Breeding strategies
  • Nesting and parental care
  • Food and feeding behaviour
  • Bird migration
  • Birds and their habitats
  • Colour aberrations in birds
  • Bird calls and songs
  • Flightless birds
  • Avian diseases and first aid
  • Birds in our past (Avian archeology**
  • Interaction with plants
  • Bird photography
  • Ex-situ conservation
  • In-situ conservation

Course charges

Early Bird

  • Rs 3500 (Students Rs 3000). Avail by 16th November 2019.


  • Rs 4000 (Students Rs 3500)

Student discount is available only to the full time students of any educational streams of universities and colleges. Also they must have a current valid educational institute ID.

Payment Information

Details for Bank Transfers:

A/C Name: Institute of Natural History Education and Research
Branch: HDFC Bank, Mayur Colony, Pune
Account Number: 50100177877227
IFSC Code: HDFC0000149
Email id:
Address: B1-602, Kumar Parisar, Kothrud, Pune, Maharashtra 411038

If paying by cash or cheque, deposit your payment at:

Insearch Outdoors

C-26/9, Ketan Heights, Rahul Nagar Lane, Near Karve Statue, Kothrud, Pune

Timing: Between 10:30am and 6pm on weekdays.

Cheques should be made out in favour of ‘Institute of Natural History Education and Research.


  • The Once you make the payment please fill the registration form online at: Click here
  • Registration confirmed upon successful payment.
  • We have limited capacity. Kindly register early.


Mobile: 9850826431 (Srushti)