Develop your skills
Become a better birder with our guides on basic birding and surveying skills, and browse our range of training courses and bird identification videos.
Explore our range of training courses
We run a wide variety of training courses for beginner birders, developing surveyors and conservation professionals: online and in-person.Find a course today
Stumped on what binoculars you need or which bird guide to choose? Take a look at our advice on birding basics.
Identifying Common & Herring Gull
Build up your gull ID skills by learning to recognise two ideal reference species: Common Gull and Herring Gull.
Identifying farmland buntings
Yellowhammer, Cirl and Corn Bunting all breed in farmland in the UK, and can all present identification challenges.