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PicampallOrnithological Association

Picampall Nature School 2014

For the second semester of 2014 Picampall invites you to participate in the following activities:

6 September

A night of bats
Theory and practical classes 

Meeting place
Ebro Delta Nature Park classrooms (Av. Catalunya, 46, Deltebre)

Contents
Bats at the Ebro Delta mainly eat mosquitoes and midges, and studies recently carried out have confirmed that they are powerful controllers of plagues of rice borers (Chilo supressalis). This makes insectivorous bats real natural bio-insecticides, as well as an environmentally and agro-ecosystem friendly alternative. Beneficial repercussions of this alternative are mainly in the savings on insecticide treatments, and in avoiding the application of long and short term toxins which affect the whole food chain, thus improving the quality of water, land and crops as well as public health.

Programme

18:45h Meet at the warehouse in the Ebro Delta Nature Park (C. Girona, Deltebre)
19:00–20:30h Workshop on how to make box-shelters for bats
20:30-21:30h Talk “Our bats and those from around the world”
21:30-22:15h Night-time walk to watch the bats by using ultrasound detectors

Teacher
Xavier Porres, who works at the Ebro Delta Nature Park. He has collaborated on various projects concerning bats from the Ebro Delta for many years.

Observations
Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. We recommend that participants bring a hammer and gloves. The material for making box-shelters will be provided by the organization. For the night time walk you must: bring a torch, insect repellent and wear adequate footwear and clothes. Bringing a sandwich for dinner is optional.

This course is free and is subsidized by the Ebro Delta Nature Park. There are limited places.

13
14
September

Course For Identifying Waders

Practical excursion
Different points on the Ebro Delta

Meeting place
MónNatura Delta classrooms (Road from Poblenou to Salines, s/n).

Contents
The Ebro Delta is one of the western Mediterranean points where you can observe a greater number and variety of waders. In August many species of waders have already begun their post-nuptial migration and it is possible to see different plumage. By using Mónnatura facilities, we will try to look for groups of waders and learn to identify different species, as well as their phenology, habitats and habits.

Programme

13 September


9.30 - 11.00 Meet at MónNatura Delta. Introduction to course. Theory session: different species of waders, phenology, habitats and habits
10.30 - 10.45 Break-café
10.45 - 13.00 Visit MónNatura Delta. Continue theory
18.00 - 21.00 Observe waders

14 September


9:00 a 13:00h Observe waders and finish course.

Teacher
Pere Josa is an expert in forest and landscape management and a wildlife consultant, specializing in ornithology and studies based on bird ringing. Recently, he has taken part in various programmes monitoring biodiversity in Catalonia, particularly in the Tarragona region.

Prices

Adults: €25 members; €35 non-members. Under 18 years of age: €20 members, €30 non-members.
Make payment into bank account number 2100 1439 59 0200075483 at CaixaBank-La Caixa.

Observations
The price of this course includes a visit to the MónNatura Delta facilities. You must wear appropriate clothing for the season, appropriate footwear, take binoculars, breakfast, lunch and drinks. Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

4
5
October

50 Essential Birds At The Delta

Meeting place
Ebro Delta Nature Park classrooms (Av. Catalunya, 46, Deltebre).

Programme

4 October


08.00 Meet at the Ebro Delta Nature Park classrooms
08,15 - 13:00 Move to Canal Vell Biological Station for theory-practical session on bird ringing
15.30 - 17.00 Theory session: Introduction to ornithology and bird watching
17.00 - 17.30 Break
17.30 - 19.00 Introduction to the 50 most common birds in Terres de l’Ebre

5 October


9:00-14:00 Sortida a diversos llocs del delta de l’Ebre

Quim Vilagran Biology graduate at Girona University. Over recent years he has participated in various projects related to ornithology in Catalonia. He currently works as a teacher at the School of Agriculture and Forestry in Santa Coloma de Farners.
Jordi Feliu graduated as a forestry engineer at LLeida University. He has led various ringing campaigns in Catalonia as expert ringer at the Catalonian Ornithological Institute. He is currently responsible for ornithological monitoring at Tablas de Daimiel National Park, which is being carried out by the General Foundation of Castilla-La Mancha University

Observations
You must bring warm clothes and binoculars. Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

This course is free and is subsidized by the Ebro Delta Nature Park. There are limited places.

Information and registration: call +34 608 865 566, or info@picampall.org or www.picampall.org

Per a més informació: www.picampall.org, (a l’apartat Activitats i Cursos)

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