BTO Offers Free BBS Training in Wales

Would you like to participate in the Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) in Wales but just need that extra boost to your confidence or skills?  If so, help is at hand!

Watching the watcher
Watching the watcher by quinn.anya, on Flickr

Following the success of last year’s initiative, coverage of BBS squares was increased substantially.  Thanks to the generous support of the Countryside Council for Wales, BTO Cymru is again employing a small team of professional ornithologists to provide courses and one-to-one training of potential BBS volunteers on unallocated BBS squares around Wales.

There are a number of courses planned for March, which can be followed up by our trainers visiting a BBS square with you and walking you through your first visit, explaining how to record habitat data, how to record birds in different distance bands, recording mammals and how to enter your data online.

These sessions are completely free and are available to members and non-members of the BTO.

If you’ve got good identification skills for common birds and would like to take advantage of these training sessions, simply complete the form below and our training coordinator will contact you shortly.

Courses are currently planned for:

  • 9 March – Welsh Wildlife Centre, Cilgerran, Cardigan, SA43 2TB (map)
  • 16 March – Plas Dolerw, Milford Road, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2EH (map)

For further details or to express an interest contact:

BTO Cymru
t: 01248 383285, or
visit this website to express an interest.

Of course, if you are interested in taking part in BBS in East Glamorgan, then please get in touch with:

Wayne Morris
h: 01443 430284
m: 07890 528926


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