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Bird Guides Course

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ORIENTATION

- Introduction and General Administration
- Expectations
- BirdLife and Birding
- Equipment and Observations
TOURISM AND SUPPORT KNOWLEDGE

- Geography and history overview
- Tourism in Uganda today
- Knowing your area
- Conservation in Uganda
- The people of Uganda and their cultures
- Creating a tourism Image
HABITATS AND ECOSYSTEMS

- Types of habitats
- Habitat concerns
- Ecosystems in Uganda.
BIRDS, BIRDING AND GUIDING BIRDERS

- Identification basics
- Life cycle of a bird
- Bird Communication
- Migration
- Client and Client needs
- Presentation skills
- Interpersonal skills and communication
- Client contact – special situations
- Briefing the client
- Guiding a birder
- Birders and the local community
TOURISM AND SUPPORT KNOWLEDGE

- Geography and history overview
- Tourism in Uganda today
- Knowing your area
- Conservation in Uganda
- The people of Uganda and their cultures
- Creating a tourism Image
HABITATS AND ECOSYSTEMS

- Types of habitats.
- Habitat concerns
- Ecosystems in Uganda
GUIDING SERVICES IN A BROAD CONTEXT

- Who is a tourist guide
- Roles of a tourist guide
- Guiding in protected areas

Guiding in the community areas

Categories of tourists

Itinerary Design and costing
ANIMAL KINGDOM

- Structure of Animal Kingdom
- Birds
- Animals and habitats
PLANT KINGDOM

- Structure of plant kingdom
- Plant examples in Uganda
- Plants and Birds
CONSERVATION

- General Conservation issues – Broad Context
- Conservation Structures
- Sustainable Utilisation and Conservation
PRODUCT AND SERVICES

- Product and Services
- Selling
BUSINESS SKILLS

- Business concepts
- Banks and financial services in Uganda
- Business responsibilities and Liabilities