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E.g., 2021-09-22
E.g., 2021-09-22

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

Dunlin by Sarah Kelman

Counting birds and the Wetland Bird Survey (Wednesday 22 September, 10am)

Led by Nick Moran, Emily Cuff, Gill Birtles

Learn how to count flocks of birds and how to put your skills to use in the Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS).

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September 2021

Garden BirdWatch Training - Co. Antrim

Practice Garden BirdWatch (GBW) methods and common bird ID during this relaxed field outing. Recommended for those who have recently completed an online GBW course.

Led by Stephen Hewitt
Portmore Lough RSPB Reserve
BT67 0DW Aghalee

Places available

Goldfinch. Neil Schofield

January 2022

Wetland Bird Survey Field Trip - Belfast

Practice Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS) methods and waterbird ID during this relaxed field outing. Recommended for those who have recently completed an online WeBS or waterbird ID course.

Led by Stephen Hewitt
Kinnegar Shoreline
BT3 9AE Belfast

Places available

Oystercatcher. Brais Seara @ adobestock.com

February 2022

Breeding Bird Survey Field Trip - Co. Down

Practice Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) methods and common bird ID during this relaxed field outing. Recommended for those who have recently completed an online BBS or bird ID course.

Led by Stephen Hewitt
Annalong Wood
BT34 4RL Annalong

Places available

Redshank. Edmund Fellowes

March 2022

Breeding Bird Survey Field Trip - Derry

Practice Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) methods and common bird ID during this relaxed field outing. Recommended for those who have recently completed an online BBS or bird ID course.

Led by Stephen Hewitt
Culmore Country Park
BT48 8JP Derry

Places available

Siskin. Edmund Fellowes
Kittiwake. Richard Jackson

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