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Our Courses

Speyside Wildlife has been employing wildlife guides for 30 years and found over the years that whilst people may have a qualification in ecology, that doesn’t mean they have sufficient wildlife identification skills to take guests out for a day in the field and identify birds; at all times of year, in all plumages – when they can see them – or by sound when they can’t. We started the original year-long course to address that skills' gap in 2017 and in response to requests for a shorter in-depth training opportunity, the first of our ‘masterclasses’ began in 2019.


12-Month Wildlife Identification Qualification

Starts 16 March 2024

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2-Day Raptors Masterclass

21-22 September 2024

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2-Day Waders Masterclass

Dates TBC

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2-Day Bird Songs and Calls Masterclass

Dates TBC

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2-Day Wildfowl and Waterbirds Masterclass

16-17 November 2024

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