Meet the Manxies: Surveying the Shearwaters
About the event
Join the Calf of Man wardens on a night time survey of the Shearwater colonies, helping to count the birds seen as well as hopefully experiencing them up close as they are caught and ringed as part of our long-term studies of this iconic species.
Included in the package is your return boat journey from Port St Mary, along with 1 night’s self-catering hostel standard accommodation in the 1878 Calf of Man farmhouse.
Accommodation is limited and course participants must be aged 18 years and over. The accommodation consists of either a 2 or a 4 bed bunk room. Single bookings are available and we will assign rooms based on others of the same gender.
Participants are encouraged to cater communally for their main meal where possible and with the agreement of those applying for the course, contact details of attendees will be shared in advance to allow meals to be planned and any dietary requirements or allergies to be confirmed.
In addition to the course there will also be ample opportunity for individuals to explore the Calf and see its historical features and natural beauty at your own leisure.
Please note: areas of the Calf have more challenging terrain and excursions to these areas will require participants to be able to walk over rough ground and have a reasonable level of fitness.
Attendees should bring their own walking boots, waterproofs and binoculars. It is recommended that participants bring sunscreen and sunhats. As weather conditions can at times be inclement it is advisable to bring suitable warm clothing.