Date Range
E.g., 2023-06-09
E.g., 2023-06-09

Training courses

Bird identification. Robert Reed
Enrich your experience of birding and gain confidence in your skills

We run a wide range of courses each year around the country in a variety of venues and habitats, for beginner birders, developing surveyors and conservation professionals. Contact training@bto.org to discuss your specific needs.

Featured training event

Gannet resting on a rock

Seabird ID (2 sessions, Tuesdays 10am)

Led by Nick Moran, Kate Fox, Jen Donelan

Learn how to recognise our internationally important breeding seabirds.

June 2023

Seabird ID (2 sessions, Mondays 7pm)

Learn how to recognise our internationally important breeding seabirds.

Led by Nick Moran, Kate Fox, Jen Donelan

Places available

Razorbills and egg.

Seabird ID (2 sessions, Tuesdays 10am)

Learn how to recognise our internationally important breeding seabirds.

Led by Nick Moran, Kate Fox, Jen Donelan

Places available

Gannet resting on a rock

Seabird ID (2 sessions, Tuesdays 7pm)

Learn how to recognise our internationally important breeding seabirds.

Led by Nick Moran, Kate Fox, Jen Donelan

Places available

Kittiwake. Edmund Fellowes

Seabird ecology (1 session, Monday 7pm)

Learn about the ecology of and threats faced by our internationally important breeding seabirds.

Led by Nick Moran, Kate Fox, Jen Donelan, Nina O'Hanlon

Fully booked

Tagged Lesser Black-backed Gull. Gary Clewley

Seabird ecology (1 session, Tuesday 10am)

Learn about the ecology of and threats faced by our internationally important breeding seabirds.

Led by Nick Moran, Kate Fox, Jen Donelan, Nina O'Hanlon

Fully booked

Arctic Skua. ondrejprosicky / stock.adobe.com

Seabird ecology (1 session, Tuesday 7pm)

Learn about the ecology of and threats faced by our internationally important breeding seabirds.

Led by Nick Moran, Kate Fox, Jen Donelan, Nina O'Hanlon

Fully booked

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August 2023

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

Improve your identification of passage and winter waders in this two-part online course.

Led by Nick Moran, Jenny Donelan, Kate Fox

Places available

Redshank. Edmund Fellowes

Wader ID virtual training (2 sessions, Wednesdays 10am)

Improve your identification of passage and winter waders in this two-part online course.

Led by Nick Moran, Jenny Donelan, Kate Fox

Places available

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Wader ID virtual training (2 sessions, Wednesdays 7pm)

Improve your identification of passage and winter waders in this two-part online course.

Led by Nick Moran, Jenny Donelan, Kate Fox

Places available

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Kittiwake. Richard Jackson

Our lost seabirds – help us secure their futures

We’re developing skilled volunteers to collect the data we need to inform scientific research and policy decisions. Without your support our seabirds could be lost forever.



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