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).

2018 courses

Training courses for May 2018 will be listed shortly. 

British Trust for Ornithology Thetford
Fri 18th May 2018 to Sun 20th May 2018
Come along to improve your skills at finding and monitoring nests for the BTO's Nest Record Scheme.
Led by Carl Barimore & Mike Toms.
Knepp Wildland Safaris Horsham
Fri 25th May 2018 to Sun 27th May 2018
Come along to improve your skills at finding and monitoring nests for the BTO's Nest Record Scheme.
Led by Carl Barimore & Mike Toms.