Welcome to BTO Northern Ireland
Training & events
Details of training courses, conferences, talks and other events in Northern Ireland.
We need more people to help gather information about Northern Ireland's birds. The more we know about our bird populations, the better we can inform and influence conservation policy-making in the province, and the planning of conservation action.
We have a dynamic team of BTO volunteers based throughout Northern Ireland, who are always looking for more people to help improve our knowledge.
BTO NI is supported in part through generous funding from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA)/Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA).
Email stephen.hewitt [at] bto.org or northern.ireland [at] bto.org.
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Songbird ID (3 sessions, Wednesdays 10am)
This course involves three weekly online sessions of 100 minutes, with a trainer:participant ratio of about 1:30. Participants' microphones are muted during the sessions but there is a large interactive component,...
Sustainability and citizen science: estimating the carbon footprint of the Breeding Bird Survey
BTO Data Scientist Simon Gillings explores the results of BTO's investigation into the carbon footprint of biodiversity monitoring.