Spring bird ID (1-day, Farmoor Reservoir, Oxford)

Common Tern by Allan Drewitt, Common Tern by Allan Drewitt
Matt Collis
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 -
10:00 to 16:00
Places available

Develop your identification skills and discover how they can be put to good use in a BTO bird survey

Develop your bird identification skills on this one day course for beginners. With a focus on birds of woodland and wetland habitats, learn more about our breeding birds at this diverse lowland site. Expect a combination of indoor sessions covering the basics of bird ID and outdoor sessions to build your confidence in the field.

This course aims to provide you with the following:

  • An overview of the birds you can expect to find in southern Britain during the breeding season, and where to look for them.
  • Identification pointers for a range of common breeding birds, by both sight and sound.
  • Specific guidance on how to distinguish between similar-looking and -sounding woodland and wetland species.
  • An introduction to BTO's bird recording schemes and the value of taking part.

This 1-day course costs £60. The price includes teaching, course materials and refreshments. Please bring a packed lunch.

Online booking is available for this event but if you have any queries about booking a place, please email Anne.Cotton [at] bto.org or ring 01786 458021.


Oxford Sailing Club
Cumnor Road Farmoor
OX2 9NS Oxford , OXF
United Kingdom
Oxfordshire GB