Taking part

 How to take part

Number 1 

Decide which survey is right for you. Visit the Core surveys and More surveys pages for a summary of each survey and the skill level and time committment required.

Number 2 

When you’ve chosen a survey. Visit the survey’s home page to find out more about what is involved.

 

If you have any questions, please info [at] bto.org (email us) for advice.

Develop your bird watching skills

The BTO can help you develop your birdwatching skills and teach you the skills required to participate in our surveys. We run training courses each year where you can learn bird id and the skills required to participate in bird surveys. We also run training courses aimed at intermediate birdwatchers to help them develop their skills further.

For tips on how to identify British birds, visit our bird ID pages. A new species will be featured here each month.

Already taking part

Find useful information for surveyors.

Visit the Core surveys and More surveys pages to find out more about other surveys.