Ringing courses for beginners

These courses, run by the Field Studies Council (FSC) at their field centres, cater for newcomers who want their first experience of bird ringing. The courses provide one-to-one tuition on safely handling and ringing birds and also a variety of catching techniques.

You will be guided through the whole ringing process by experienced BTO ringers and this is a great way to get into ringing and find out what it entails. People without any previous experience of bird ringing are preferred, so come along and find out more.

Please note that these courses are not offered every year. When running, details of available courses will be included on the BTO Events pages with links to the relevant FSC centre who handle all booking enquiries.

The BTO also provides courses for registered permit holders. More details of these are available from the restricted ringers' pages of the website.