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E.g., 2019-11-21
E.g., 2019-11-21

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.

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Teal. Photograph by Edmund Fellowes

Winter bird ID and WeBS (Residential, Flatford Mill, Suffolk)

Led by Steve Piotrowski

Improve your winter bird ID skills and discover the Wetland Bird Survey on this weekend course.

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November 2019

Winter bird ID and WeBS (1-day, WWT Steart Marshes, Bridgwater)

Improve your winter bird ID skills and discover the Wetland Bird Survey on this 1-day course.

Led by Matt Collis
WWT Steart Marshes Steart Drove Stockland Bristol
TA5 2PU Bridgwater

Fully booked

Shoveler by M & S Johnson

January 2020

Winter bird ID and WeBS (Residential, Flatford Mill, Suffolk)

Improve your winter bird ID skills and discover the Wetland Bird Survey on this weekend course.

Led by Steve Piotrowski
Flatford Mill Flatford Road, East Bergholt
CO7 6UL Colchester

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Teal. Photograph by Edmund Fellowes

Winter bird ID and WeBS (1-day, Middlezoy, Somerset Levels)

Improve your winter bird ID skills and discover the Wetland Bird Survey on this 1-day course.

Led by Matt Collis
Middlezoy Village Hall Nethermoor Road Middlezoy
TA7 0PG Bridgwater

Places available

Snipe by Liz Cutting

Winter bird ID and WeBS (1-day, Farmoor Reservoir, Oxfordshire)

Improve your winter bird ID skills and discover the Wetland Bird Survey on this 1-day course.

Led by Matt Collis
Cumnor Road Farmoor
OX2 9NS Oxford

Places available

Pochard by John Proudlock

February 2020

Winter bird ID and WeBS (1-day, Darts Farm Topsham, Devon)

Improve your winter bird ID skills and discover the Wetland Bird Survey on this 1-day course.

Led by Matt Collis
Topsham
EX3 0QH Exeter

Places available

Water Rail by Sarah Kelman

Winter bird ID and WeBS (1-day, Hayle Estuary, Cornwall)

Improve your winter bird ID skills and discover the Wetland Bird Survey on this 1-day course.

Led by Matt Collis
13-15 Hayle Terrace
TR27 4BU Hayle

Places available

Wigeon by John Harding

Bird Survey Techniques for Professional Ecologists

Bespoke training, tailored to the needs of the ecological / environmental professional

Led by Nick Moran, David Jarrett
The Nunnery
IP24 2PU Thetford

Places available

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April 2020

Bird ID (Residential, Portland Bird Observatory, Dorset)

Gain confidence identifying birds by sight and sound, with plenty of opportunities to put what you have learned into practice.

Led by Steve Piotrowski
Old Lower Lighthouse Portland Bill
DT5 2JT Portland

Places available

Wheatear by Paul Hillion

May 2020

Bird ID and BirdTrack (2-day non-residential, RSPB Minsmere, Suffolk)

Improve your bird identification skills by sight and sound and learn how they can be put to good use through BirdTrack

Led by Steve Piotrowski
Sheepwash Lane Westleton
IP17 3BY Saxmundham

Places available

Redshank by Les Foster

September 2020

Bird ID (Residential, Rhyd-y-creuau Field Centre)

Gain confidence identifying birds by sight and sound, with plenty of opportunities to put what you have learned into practice.

Led by Steve Piotrowski
Llanrwst Road
LL24 0HB Betws-y-Coed

Places available

Ruff by Matt Latham

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