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).

2017 courses

Training courses for April and May this year are listed below. As usual they are a mixture of one-day and residential (Friday evening to Sunday afternoon).

The Nunnery ThetfordFully Booked
Fri 19th May 2017 to Sun 21st May 2017
Come along to improve your skills at finding and monitoring nests for the BTO's Nest Record Scheme
Led by Carl Barimore and Mike Toms.
New Barn Farm HorshamFully Booked
Fri 26th May 2017 to Sun 28th May 2017
Come along to improve your skills at finding and monitoring nests for the BTO's Nest Record Scheme.
Led by Tony Davis, Mike Toms and Carl Barimore.