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A BTO training course. Jamie Murray-Grant
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Teal. Photograph by Edmund Fellowes
Featured training course

Winter bird ID and WeBS (Residential, Flatford Mill, Suffolk)

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10 Jan 2020 to 12 Jan 2020

Improve your winter bird ID skills and discover the Wetland Bird Survey on this weekend course.

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Ruff. Photograph by Ed Drewitt
Featured video

Identifying Ruff

Ruff, with their variable size and plumage, often present identification issues. However, by learning how to recognise Ruff in their various guises through this video, you’ll be able to pick them out with confidence, and have a great reference point for identifying other similar-looking waders.


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