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).
BTO Northern Ireland is located at: 45 Sharman Road, Belfast, Co. Antrim, BT9 5FX
Email Stephen Hewitt, the BTO NI Officer at stephen.hewitt [at] bto.org or northern.ireland [at] bto.org.
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Migration blog (22nd – 28th October)
Many bird watchers have been lamenting on what a poor autumn it has been so far for migration, with numbers of common, scarce, and expected rare species down on what would normally be expected.
Gull ID virtual training (2 sessions, Wednesdays 10am)
The training will consist of two weekly online modules of 90–100 minutes each, complemented by supported self-study exercises which will be provided after each session. The training will be run by BTO staff members Nick...