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.
- An overview of the BBS recording methods.
- Opportunity to practice the BBS methods in upland habitats.
Refreshments are provided; please bring a packed lunch.
Online booking is available for this event by following the link.
02 May 2020 at 9:30am
until 02 May 2020 at 4:30pm
15 Beta Centre
Stirling University Innovation Park