All about BTO surveys (residential)

Redstart by Carl Day
Learn about BTO surveys, their value to science and conservation, and how fun and easy they are to do!
Friday, May 11, 2018 - 17:00 to Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 14:30

Event times

Friday 11th - 17:00 to Sunday 13th - 14:30
Level:  Improver
Event host / presenter:  Dudley Hind
Availability:  Fully booked


Our weekend residential courses in 2018 cost £250. The price includes teaching, materials, refreshments and full board and lodgings from a cooked evening meal on Friday to packed lunch on Sunday.

A non-residential price of £170 is also available, which includes packed lunches and evening meals but not bed or breakfast. Please ask for more details, but note that there are both pre-breakfast and post-dinner activities.

Booking contact details:  Please email anne.cotton [at] or ring 01842 750050 and ask for the Supporter Team.

Additional information

Join us at this superb venue in the Yorkshire Dales, with an abundance of birds and other wildlife in the surrounding area. Redstart, Pied Flycatcher, Dipper and Redpoll are all likely, and there's even the chance of Otter! During the Bird Survey Techniques courses we look at general survey principles, which will stand you in good stead for getting involved in any kind of wildlife survey. Using BTO surveys as our examples for the theory sessions and out in the field, you will quickly get a comprehensive overview of the hows and whys of survey methods and discover just how easy and enjoyable they are to do! Participants receive a survey pack, providing all the fieldwork forms needed for the outdoor sessions, a copy of the course notes and a specially-produced CD of bird songs and calls. Practical sessions are carried out in small groups, so there is a high level of tutor-to-participant attention.


Malham Tarn Field Centre Settle , North Yorkshire
United Kingdom
BD24 9PU