NRS Training Courses
Each year we run several training courses on how to find and monitor nests while following the NRS code of conduct. Each course is led by an experienced nest finder and includes indoor and outdoor tutorials on different nest finding techniques, a workshop on the use of nest recording software (IPMR), and lots of time for supervised practice.
If you are interested in monitoring nests for the Nest Record Scheme or a related survey, please do join us on a course. If you already have nest finding experience, please note that these courses focus mainly on open-nesting passerines. If you require specific guidance on monitoring nest boxes, colonies, wildfowl, raptors or waders, please contact the nrs [at] bto.org (subject: Nest%20recording%20guidance%20on%20other%20species) (Demography Team).
Training courses for May 2020 will be listed in early 2020. Email nrs [at] bto.org to be added to the notification email.
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