Date Range
E.g., 2019-06-23
E.g., 2019-06-23

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

Small Tortoiseshell on Sedum by Martin Warren

Butterfly ID and WCBS training (1-day, The Nunnery, Thetford)

Led by Zoë Randle

Develop your butterfly identification skills and learn how to use them in the Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey (WCBS)

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June 2019

Butterfly ID and WCBS training (1-day, The Nunnery, Thetford)

Develop your butterfly identification skills and learn how to use them in the Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey (WCBS)

Led by Zoë Randle
IP24 2PU Thetford ,

Places available

Small Tortoiseshell on Sedum by Martin Warren

August 2019

Wetland bird ID and WeBS (1-day – WWT Slimbridge)

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

Led by Ed Drewitt
Newgrounds Lane Bowditch, Slimbridge
GL2 7BT Gloucester ,

Places available

Golden Plover

Bird ID (Residential – Castle Head Field Centre)

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

Led by Steve Piotrowski
LA11 6QT Grange over Sands ,

Places available

Ruff. Photograph by Ed Drewitt

Bird ID (Residential – Rhyd-y-creuau Field Centre)

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

Led by Steve Piotrowski
The Drapers Field Centre Llanrwst Road
LL24 0HB Betws-y-Coed ,

Places available

Coal Tit by Sarah Kelman

September 2019

Wetland Bird Survey training (1-day, WWT Castle Espie)

Learn and practise the survey methods for the Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS)

Led by Shane Wolsey
78 Ballydrain Road Comber
BT23 6EA Newtownards ,

Places available

Wigeon - image by John Harding

Bird ID (Residential – Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory)

Develop your bird identification skills, with plenty of opportunities to put what you have learned into practice.

Led by Steve Piotrowski
Guilford Road Sandwich Bay
CT13 9PF Sandwich ,

Places available

Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory by Steffan Walton

October 2019

Wetland bird ID and WeBS (1-day, WWT Welney)

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

Led by David Hodkinson
Hundred Foot Bank Welney
PE14 9TN Wisbech ,

Places available

Ruff by Matt Latham