Training Programme

We are offering a 15% discount on Bird ID and Survey Techniques Courses for New BTO Members (offer available within the first year of your membership) -  join today to take advantage of this great offer.

First 2017 Dates and venues will be available soon.

We run a wide range of courses each year around the country in a variety of venues and habitats. Most courses are run in the early spring when many birds are at their most obvious and when survey work is most commonly started. 

Below are the first confirmed dates for 2017 and we will be adding more as details are confirmed for many other courses. If you cannot see a course date, venue or topic to suit you, please come back later, or contact us at BTO to discuss your training needs. We will be offering a range of bird survey techniques and bird identification courses, training for professionals as well as bird ringing and other survey-specific courses such as Nest Recording and WeBS. We are also able to offer bespoke training (please contact Su Gough, Training Manager to discuss this further).

Residential Courses

Bird Survey Techniques
Rock Pipit Dale Fort FSC HaverfordwestA few places left
Fri 08th Sep 2017 to Sun 10th Sep 2017
Learn about BTO surveys, their value to science and how fun and easy they are to do.
Led by Ed Drewitt.

1-day Workshops

Bird Identification
Reed Bunting by Nick Stacey Hams Hall Environmental Studies Centre Coleshill Thu 16th Nov 2017 Learn how to identify woodland and water birds.
Led by Ed Drewitt.