Friday, 8 February 2013

BTO offers free BBS training in Wales

Would you like to participate in BBS in Wales but just need that extra boost to your confidence or skills? If so the BTO can help!
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 the BTO are 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 BTO 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 the BTO training coordinator will contact you shortly.
Courses are currently planned for:
9th March at the Welsh Wildlife Centre, Cilgerran, Cardigan
16th March at Plas Dolerw, Newtown, Powys.
For further details or to express an interest contact BTO Cymru on 01248 383285 or visit their website to express an interest.

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