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Otter Ecology and Surveying

5th May 2022 - Otterton, Devon
6 hours
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Otters may be encountered on development sites that affect or are near to water courses. They may also be present on sites designated for nature conservation. Therefore it is important that ecologists and conservationists know how to survey for them, how to recognise their field signs and have a good understanding of their ecology.

This course is an introductory level course and will be part online for the ‘classroom’ part and part field based. The course will be taught by an experienced ecologist from Ecology Training UK Ltd.

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Otter biology and ecology
  • Identifying otters and their field signs
  • Legal status of otters
  • Otter conservation

During the course we will take a trip to a local site to look for otter field signs, so be sure to bring your field clothes and equipment including wellies, wet weather clothing and binoculars. You will also need to bring a packed lunch.

“Intriguing, I had no questions unanswered and Sue was inspirational.”

“A relaxed day learning about a species with like minded people”


The course will be held at Otterton Village Hall, Otterton, Devon. The hall is a few minutes walk from the river. 

Directions and a list of local accommodation will be provided when you book.


Start at 1:30 pm until around 4-4.30pm.

What to bring:

You will need to bring a packed lunch. Other details will be provided when you book your place.

Why not book on the Beaver Ecology and Surveying course at the same time? Both field courses take place on the same day and place. 


Email: [email protected] or call Sue on 07818 073 660.