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E.g., 2021-10-27
E.g., 2021-10-27

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.

Featured training event

Great Black-backed Gull by Steve Willis

Gull ID virtual training (2 sessions, Wednesdays 10am)

Led by Nick Moran, Emily Cuff, Paul Stancliffe

Improve your confidence identifying the gulls that are commonly found in the UK in this two-part online course.

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November 2021

Gull ID virtual training (2 sessions, Mondays 7pm)

Improve your confidence identifying the gulls that are commonly found in the UK in this two-part online course.

Led by Nick Moran, Emily Cuff, Paul Stancliffe

Fully booked

Black-headed Gull by Amy Lewis

Gull ID virtual training (2 sessions, Tuesdays 10am)

Improve your confidence identifying the gulls that are commonly found in the UK in this two-part online course.

Led by Nick Moran, Emily Cuff, Paul Stancliffe

A few places left

Common Gull by Allan Drewitt

Gull ID virtual training (2 sessions, Tuesdays 7pm)

Improve your confidence identifying the gulls that are commonly found in the UK in this two-part online course.

Led by Nick Moran, Emily Cuff, Paul Stancliffe

Fully booked

Little Gull by Chris Mills | norfolkbirding.com

Gull ID virtual training (2 sessions, Wednesdays 10am)

Improve your confidence identifying the gulls that are commonly found in the UK in this two-part online course.

Led by Nick Moran, Emily Cuff, Paul Stancliffe

Places available

Great Black-backed Gull by Steve Willis

January 2022

Wetland Bird Survey Field Trip - Belfast

Practice Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS) methods and waterbird ID during this relaxed field outing. Recommended for those who have recently completed an online WeBS or waterbird ID course.

Led by Stephen Hewitt
Kinnegar Shoreline
BT3 9AE Belfast

Fully booked

Oystercatcher. Brais Seara @ stock.adobe.com

February 2022

Breeding Bird Survey Field Trip - Co. Down

Practice Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) methods and common bird ID during this relaxed field outing. Recommended for those who have recently completed an online BBS or bird ID course.

Led by Stephen Hewitt
Annalong Wood
BT34 4RL Annalong

Places available

Redshank. Edmund Fellowes

March 2022

Breeding Bird Survey Field Trip - Derry

Practice Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) methods and common bird ID during this relaxed field outing. Recommended for those who have recently completed an online BBS or bird ID course.

Led by Stephen Hewitt
Culmore Country Park
BT48 8JP Derry

Places available

Siskin. Edmund Fellowes
Kittiwake. Richard Jackson

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