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ESTI Nest Sweep Protocol

Far more than just bird identification, the Nest Sweep Protocol course delivers a full scope of training on migratory bird nests surveys, for practical use by a wide range of environmental professionals.
Developed by hands-on subject matter experts with extensive ecological knowledge and years of field experience, it’s the best way to set yourself up for success, both in finding nests and building your career.

Through tested approaches tailored to a range of environments and circumstances, you’ll learn how to:

  • Prepare, complete, and report on a nest sweep to detect nests protected under the Migratory Birds Convention Act
  • Identify nesting zones and calendars, the best equipment to bring, and what to do when you find a┬ánest
  • Work efficiently and effectively in the field through tested approaches tailored to a range of environments and circumstances
  • Support industry in taking meaningful precautions to protect migratory bird nests, and fulfill their legal obligations when carrying out habitat-altering activity

Whether you’re looking to learn something new or build on skills you already have, the Nest Sweep Protocol course offers practical environmental training and guidance which will help you make an immediate difference.

If you want to hit the ground running, you can’t afford not to study with ESTI.

No. The nest sweep regulations pertinent to the course apply across Canada.
Environmental practitioners, biologists-in-training, environmental professionals, Indigenous community members, aspiring naturalists, and the public at large. There's something in it for everyone!
No. Our courses are designed to be accessible to everyone, but have enough technical content to enable you to execute an ecologically correct skill set that complies with applicable regulations and guidelines.
Not at this time. It will, however, prepare you for immediate work in the field.
You'll receive a certificate of completion, indicating that you have passed the course and identifying the core skills that you have learned.
A printable digital copy is included in the course tuition. You can order a printed copy for $XX.
Subject matter experts have developed the course, and will be delivering and monitoring it.
Yes, but the regulatory considerations and species references featured in the course are distinctly Canadian. However, birds don't know boundaries and bird behaviour is universal, so much of the content is applicable anywhere.
In order to graduate and receive your certificate of completion, you must complete the course within 90 days of registering.

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Enrolled: 5 students
Duration: 10 hours
Lectures: 4
Video: 1 hour
Level: Advanced