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Sharpen your birding and surveying skills with BTO

Become a better birder with our guides on basic birding and surveying skills, and browse our range of training courses and bird identification videos.

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Featured training course

Wildfowl ID virtual training (2 sessions, Tuesdays 7pm)

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27 Oct 2020 to 03 Nov 2020

Improve your identification of winter wildfowl and other waterbirds in this two-part online course.

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Collared Dove. Adrian Dancy
Featured video

Bird Song Basics - Collard Dove and Wood Pigeon

In this video, Training manager Nick Moran explains the differences between Collared Dove and Woodpigeon songs.

Two of our more common garden visitors, they sound very similar - so make sure to find a mnemonic to help you keep them apart.

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