Date Range
E.g., 2022-06-20
E.g., 2022-06-20

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

Kittiwake. Edmund Fellowes

Seabird ID (2 sessions, Mondays 7pm)

Led by Nick Moran, Emily Cuff, Jen Donelan

Learn how to recognise our internationally important breeding seabirds.

June 2022

Seabird ID (2 sessions, Mondays 7pm)

Learn how to recognise our internationally important breeding seabirds.

Led by Nick Moran, Emily Cuff, Jen Donelan

Places available

Kittiwake. Edmund Fellowes

Seabird ID (2 sessions, Tuesdays 10am)

Learn how to recognise our internationally important breeding seabirds.

Led by Nick Moran, Emily Cuff, Jen Donelan

Places available

Guillemots, Mike Toms

Seabird ID (2 sessions, Tuesdays 7pm)

Learn how to recognise our internationally important breeding seabirds.

Led by Nick Moran, Emily Cuff, Jen Donelan

Places available

Herring Gulls with chicks. Edmund Fellowes

Seabird ID (2 sessions, Wednesdays 10am)

Learn how to recognise our internationally important breeding seabirds.

Led by Nick Moran, Emily Cuff, Jen Donelan

Places available

Mediterranean Gull by Allan Drewitt

Seabird ecology (1 session, Monday 7pm)

Learn about the ecology of and threats faced by our internationally important breeding seabirds.

Led by Nick Moran, Emily Cuff, Jen Donelan, Viola Ross-Smith

Places available

Lesser Black-backed Gull. Edmund Fellowes / BTO

Seabird ecology (1 session, Tuesday 10am)

Learn about the ecology of and threats faced by our internationally important breeding seabirds.

Led by Nick Moran, Emily Cuff, Jen Donelan, Viola Ross-Smith

Places available

Arctic Skua. Photograph by Moss Taylor

Seabird ecology (1 session, Tuesday 7pm)

Learn about the ecology of and threats faced by our internationally important breeding seabirds.

Led by Nick Moran, Emily Cuff, Jen Donelan, Viola Ross-Smith

Places available

Great Black-backed Gull by Steve Willis

Seabird ecology (1 session, Wednesday 10am)

Learn about the ecology of and threats faced by our internationally important breeding seabirds.

Led by Nick Moran, Emily Cuff, Jen Donelan, Viola Ross-Smith

Places available

Puffin. Mike Toms
Kittiwake. Richard Jackson

Our lost seabirds – help us secure their futures

We’re developing skilled volunteers to collect the data we need to inform scientific research and policy decisions. Without your support our seabirds could be lost forever.



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