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BTO Scotland virtual bird identification training - Thursdays

Last year's spring training was a huge success, so we're running it again! The course consists of three weekly sessions, each 1.5-2 hours, complemented by self-study exercises. The sessions cover:

SESSION 1: Bird ID, with an emphasis on songs and calls

An overview followed by an entertaining interactive workshop to help you recognise the songs and calls of commoner breeding birds found in our gardens and woodlands

SESSION 2: Further bird identification

After a recap, this interactive session will introduce some scarcer species. Both visual and auditory ID skills will be further honed

SESSION 3: How to improve as a birdwatcher

After a recap, we'll highlight some resources and activities to help you improve, building on what you have learned during the course

The small group format makes for a friendly atmosphere and allows us to better meet participants' needs. Cost £30.

We have both daytime and evening sessions on offer, so hopefully there is something for everyone. Book now to secure your place!
When
11 Mar 2021 at 10:00am
until 25 Mar 2021 at 10:00am
Where
Online - using Zoom

BTO Scotland virtual bird identification training - Wednesdays

Last year's spring training was a huge success, so we're running it again! The course consists of three weekly sessions, each 1.5-2 hours, complemented by self-study exercises. The sessions cover:

SESSION 1: Bird ID, with an emphasis on songs and calls

An overview followed by an entertaining interactive workshop to help you recognise the songs and calls of commoner breeding birds found in our gardens and woodlands

SESSION 2: Further bird identification

After a recap, this interactive session will introduce some scarcer species. Both visual and auditory ID skills will be further honed

SESSION 3: How to improve as a birdwatcher

After a recap, we'll highlight some resources and activities to help you improve, building on what you have learned during the course

The small group format makes for a friendly atmosphere and allows us to better meet participants' needs. Cost £30.

We have both daytime and evening sessions on offer, so hopefully there is something for everyone. Book now to secure your place!
When
10 Mar 2021 at 10:00am
until 24 Mar 2021 at 10:00am
Where
Online - using Zoom

BTO Scotland virtual bird identification training - Tuesdays

Last year's spring training was a huge success, so we're running it again! The course consists of three weekly sessions, each 1.5-2 hours, complemented by self-study exercises. The sessions cover:

SESSION 1: Bird ID, with an emphasis on songs and calls

An overview followed by an entertaining interactive workshop to help you recognise the songs and calls of commoner breeding birds found in our gardens and woodlands

SESSION 2: Further bird identification

After a recap, this interactive session will introduce some scarcer species. Both visual and auditory ID skills will be further honed

SESSION 3: How to improve as a birdwatcher

After a recap, we'll highlight some resources and activities to help you improve, building on what you have learned during the course

The small group format makes for a friendly atmosphere and allows us to better meet participants' needs. Cost £30.

We have both daytime and evening sessions on offer, so hopefully there is something for everyone. Book now to secure your place!
When
09 Mar 2021 at 7:00pm
until 23 Mar 2021 at 7:00pm
Where
Online - using Zoom

BTO Scotland virtual bird identification training - Mondays

Last year's spring training was a huge success, so we're running it again! The course consists of three weekly sessions, each 1.5-2 hours, complemented by self-study exercises. The sessions cover:

SESSION 1: Bird ID, with an emphasis on songs and calls

An overview followed by an entertaining interactive workshop to help you recognise the songs and calls of commoner breeding birds found in our gardens and woodlands

SESSION 2: Further bird identification

After a recap, this interactive session will introduce some scarcer species. Both visual and auditory ID skills will be further honed

SESSION 3: How to improve as a birdwatcher

After a recap, we'll highlight some resources and activities to help you improve, building on what you have learned during the course

The small group format makes for a friendly atmosphere and allows us to better meet participants' needs. Cost £30.

We have both daytime and evening sessions on offer, so hopefully there is something for everyone. Book now to secure your place!
When
08 Mar 2021 at 7:00pm
until 22 Mar 2021 at 7:00pm
Where
Online - using Zoom

Upland bird recording and monitoring (1-day, Blair Atholl, Perthshire)

Hone your upland bird identification skills, learn about BTO's recording schemes, and practice methods ahead of the breeding season

Brush up on your upland bird identification by songs and calls. Learn more about opportunities for participation, and practice techniques for BirdTrack and the Breeding Bird Survey (BBS). Find out about the BBS ‘Upland Rovers’ scheme and how to get involved. The day will combine indoor and outdoor sessions (weather permitting) and will have a focus on improving confidence and skills to encourage participation.

Participants must be able to identify the majority of upland birds by sight, given reasonable views, as the identification component will primarily focus on how to recognise upland birds by their songs and calls.

This course aims to provide you with the following:

  • Identification tips for a range of the more common upland and upland woodland bird species, by sound.
  • Suggestions of learning resources and approaches to help your ongoing development as a birdwatcher.
  • An introduction to BirdTrack, the Breeding Bird Survey, BBS Upland Rovers and other opportunities for participation.
  • Guidance on matching your current birdwatching level with an appropriate BTO scheme.
Optional, for those with suitable ID skills:

  • An overview of the BBS recording methods.
  • Opportunity to practice the BBS methods in upland habitats.
This 1-day course costs £10. It is specifically targeted to increase participation in under-sampled upland habitats, hence we are able to offer it at a heavily subsidised rate.

Refreshments are provided; please bring a packed lunch.

Online booking is available for this event by following the link.
When
02 May 2020 at 9:30am
until 02 May 2020 at 4:30pm
Where
15 Beta Centre
Stirling University Innovation Park
Stirling
FK9 4NF

Upland bird recording and monitoring (1-day, Cannich, Highland)

Hone your upland bird identification skills, learn about BTO's recording schemes, and practice methods ahead of the breeding season

Brush up on your upland bird identification by songs and calls. Learn more about opportunities for participation, and practice techniques for BirdTrack and the Breeding Bird Survey (BBS). Find out about the BBS ‘Upland Rovers’ scheme and how to get involved. The day will combine indoor and outdoor sessions (weather permitting) and will have a focus on improving confidence and skills to encourage participation.

Participants must be able to identify the majority of upland birds by sight, given reasonable views, as the identification component will primarily focus on how to recognise upland birds by their songs and calls.

This course aims to provide you with the following:

  • Identification tips for a range of the more common upland and upland woodland bird species, by sound.
  • Suggestions of learning resources and approaches to help your ongoing development as a birdwatcher.
  • An introduction to BirdTrack, the Breeding Bird Survey, BBS Upland Rovers and other opportunities for participation.
  • Guidance on matching your current birdwatching level with an appropriate BTO scheme.
Optional, for those with suitable ID skills:

  • An overview of the BBS recording methods.
  • Opportunity to practice the BBS methods in upland habitats.
This 1-day course costs £10. It is specifically targeted to increase participation in under-sampled upland habitats, hence we are able to offer it at a heavily subsidised rate.

Refreshments are provided; please bring a packed lunch.

Online booking is available for this event by following the link.
When
03 May 2020 at 9:30am
until 03 May 2020 at 4:30pm
Where
15 Beta Centre
Stirling University Innovation Park
Stirling
FK9 4NF

Upland bird recording and monitoring (1-day, Mar Lodge, Kincardineshire)

Hone your upland bird identification skills, learn about BTO's recording schemes, and practice methods ahead of the breeding season

Brush up on your upland bird identification by songs and calls. Learn more about opportunities for participation, and practice techniques for BirdTrack and the Breeding Bird Survey (BBS). Find out about the BBS ‘Upland Rovers’ scheme and how to get involved. The day will combine indoor and outdoor sessions (weather permitting) and will have a focus on improving confidence and skills to encourage participation.

Participants must be able to identify the majority of upland birds by sight, given reasonable views, as the identification component will primarily focus on how to recognise upland birds by their songs and calls.

This course aims to provide you with the following:

  • Identification tips for a range of the more common upland and upland woodland bird species, by sound.
  • Suggestions of learning resources and approaches to help your ongoing development as a birdwatcher.
  • An introduction to BirdTrack, the Breeding Bird Survey, BBS Upland Rovers and other opportunities for participation.
  • Guidance on matching your current birdwatching level with an appropriate BTO scheme.
Optional, for those with suitable ID skills:

  • An overview of the BBS recording methods.
  • Opportunity to practice the BBS methods in upland habitats.
This 1-day course costs £10. It is specifically targeted to increase participation in under-sampled upland habitats, hence we are able to offer it at a heavily subsidised rate.

Refreshments are provided; please bring a packed lunch.

Online booking is available for this event by following the link.
When
19 Apr 2020 at 9:30am
until 19 Apr 2020 at 4:30pm
Where
15 Beta Centre
Stirling University Innovation Park
Stirling
FK9 4NF

Upland Bird Recording & Monitoring (Craignure, Isle of Mull)

Hone your upland bird identification skills, learn about BTO's recording schemes, and practice methods ahead of the breeding season.

Brush up on your upland bird identification by songs and calls. Learn more about opportunities for participation, and practice techniques for BirdTrack and the Breeding Bird Survey (BBS). Find out about the BBS ‘Upland Rovers’ scheme and how to get involved. The day will combine indoor and outdoor sessions (weather permitting) and will have a focus on improving confidence and skills to encourage participation.

Participants must be able to identify the majority of upland birds by sight, given reasonable views, as the identification component will primarily focus on how to recognise upland birds by their songs and calls.

This course aims to provide you with the following:

  • Identification tips for a range of the more common upland and upland woodland bird species, by sound.
  • Suggestions of learning resources and approaches to help your ongoing development as a birdwatcher.
  • An introduction to BirdTrack, the Breeding Bird Survey, BBS Upland Rovers and other opportunities for participation.
  • Guidance on matching your current birdwatching level with an appropriate BTO scheme.
Optional, for those with suitable ID skills:

  • An overview of the BBS recording methods.
  • Opportunity to practice the BBS methods in upland habitats.
This 1-day course costs £10. It is specifically targeted to increase participation in under-sampled upland habitats, hence we are able to offer it at a heavily subsidised rate.

Refreshments are provided; please bring a packed lunch.

Online booking is available for this event- please follow the link.
When
18 Apr 2020 at 9:30am
until 18 Apr 2020 at 4:30pm
Where
15 Beta Centre
Stirling University Innovation Park
Stirling
FK9 4NF