Advanced ornithology: Certificate course starts 10th January


Eminent faculty

Faculty of the course consists of expert life-time ornithologists, researchers, scientists and conservationists.

  • Dr. Anil Mahabal, ornithologist and ex-Additional Director, Zoological Survey (Population ecology, roosting behaviour, distribution patterns) of India
  • Dr. Hemant Ghate, ex-Head of Zoology Dept, Modern College, Shivaji nagar
  • Dr. R. M. Sharma, ex-Dy Director, ZSI, entomologist (Taxonomy and systematics)
  • Dr. Prachi Mehta, ex-WII, ecology and conservation of Forest Owlet
  • Dr. Jayant Kulkarni, IFS, ex-WII, wildlife conservation
  • Dr. Anand Padhye, Researcher and Head of Zoology Dept, Abasaheb Garware College, Pune
  • Rajgopal Patil, ex-Director, Cognizant Tech Solutions, bioacoustical studies
  • Dr. Girish Jathar, Asst Director, BNHS
  • Dr Sushama Thatte, well known biologist and retired Asst Professor, Modern College, Shivaji Nagar
  • Dr Gaurav Pardeshi, experienced veterinarian in rescue and treatment of wild birds at Katraj animal orphanage
  • Dr D. B. Bastawade, ex-Scientist, ZSI and arachnologist

Course Highlights

  • 32 interactive sessions
  • Field techniques and case studies covered in detail
  • Learn real life case studies in ornithology taught by people behind them
  • 3 field visits (One overnight)
  • All talks and field visits on weekends (Fri, Sat, Sun)


  • Field identification of birds
  • Taxonomy and systematics of birds
  • Satellite telemetry
  • Survey, census and statistical methods
  • Bird Behaviours
  • Evolution of avian flight
  • Bird call recording
  • Bird communication
  • Feeding strategies
  • Time budgeting, feeding, diet studies
  • Avian archaeology
  • Distribution patterns in birds
  • Avian diseases
  • Avian conservation methods and practices
  • Use of technology
  • Variety of field techniques

Key Information

Starts: 10th January 2020
Ends: 2nd February 2020
Talks: Friday & Saturday evenings 6pm to 9pm
Field Visit: Sundays and one overnight Saturday & Sunday

Course charges

Early Bird

  • Rs 7100 (Students Rs 6800). Avail by 8th January 2020.


  • Rs 7400 (Students Rs 7100)


  • Fees include travel, stay and food during the overnight field visit
  • 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:

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

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


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