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Training courses

Bird identification. Robert Reed
Enrich your experience of birding and gain confidence in your skills

We run a wide range of courses each year around the country in a variety of venues and habitats, for beginner birders, developing surveyors and conservation professionals. Contact training@bto.org to discuss your specific needs.

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Great Northern Diver by Sarah Kelman

Bird ID (Residential, Brixham, Devon)

Led by Matt Collis

Gain confidence identifying birds by sight and sound, with plenty of opportunities to put what you have learned into practice.

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February 2020

Winter bird ID and WeBS (1-day, Darts Farm Topsham, Devon)

Improve your winter bird ID skills and discover the Wetland Bird Survey on this 1-day course.

Led by Matt Collis
Topsham
EX3 0QH Exeter

Places available

Water Rail by Sarah Kelman

Winter bird ID and WeBS (1-day, Hayle Estuary, Cornwall)

Improve your winter bird ID skills and discover the Wetland Bird Survey on this 1-day course.

Led by Matt Collis
13-15 Hayle Terrace
TR27 4BU Hayle

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Wigeon by John Harding

Bird Survey Techniques for Professional Ecologists

Bespoke training, tailored to the needs of the ecological / environmental professional

Led by Nick Moran, David Jarrett
The Nunnery
IP24 2PU Thetford

Fully booked

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Bird ID (Residential, Brixham, Devon)

Gain confidence identifying birds by sight and sound, with plenty of opportunities to put what you have learned into practice.

Led by Matt Collis
Berry Head Road
TQ5 9AF Brixham

Places available

Great Northern Diver by Sarah Kelman

April 2020

Bird ID (Residential, Portland Bird Observatory, Dorset)

Gain confidence identifying birds by sight and sound, with plenty of opportunities to put what you have learned into practice.

Led by Steve Piotrowski
Old Lower Lighthouse Portland Bill
DT5 2JT Portland

Fully booked

Wheatear by Paul Hillion

Spring bird ID (1-day, RSPB Lodmoor, Weymouth)

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

Led by Matt Collis
Monmouth Avenue
DT3 5HZ Weymouth

Places available

Linnet by Allan Drewitt

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

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

Led by Matt Collis
Cumnor Road Farmoor
OX2 9NS Oxford

Places available

Common Tern by Allan Drewitt, Common Tern by Allan Drewitt

Spring bird ID (1-day, Somerset Levels)

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

Led by Matt Collis
Meadow Lane Walton
BA16 9LA Street

Places available

Little Grebe by Allan Drewitt, Little Grebe by Allan Drewitt

Woodland bird ID and BBS (1-day, Ruardean Hill)

Improve your woodland bird identification skills in the Forest of Dean and learn how you can put them to good use

Led by Ed Drewitt
Baptist Way
GL17 9AR Ruardean Hill

Fully booked

Willow Warbler by Allan Drewitt

May 2020

Wetland bird ID and WeBS (1-day, GWT Magor Marsh)

Improve your wetland bird identification skills and discover the Wetland Bird Survey

Led by Ed Drewitt
Whitewall Magor
NP26 3DD Caldicot

Places available

Gadwall by Paul Hillion

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