A message from Hazel Evans, Nest Record Scheme Secretary:
I thought you might like to know that we've just published this year's programme of nest recording courses www.bto.org/volunteer-surveys/nrs/taking-part/training-courses, which are taking place at Norfolk, Surrey, Cornwall and County Armagh in April and May.
Nest recording courses are run to help BTO volunteers improve their nest-finding and monitoring skills and they are ideal for both new recorders and those wishing to broaden the range of species they monitor. A course involves going out into the field with an experienced tutor and learning techniques for finding nests of various species in different habitats, while of course following the Code of Conduct. As well as being an opportunity to gain experience and confidence in the field, attending a course is also a great way to meet and get to know other nest recorders.
If you're interested in attending one of this year's courses or if you know someone who might be keen, please visit www.bto.org/volunteer-surveys/nrs/taking-part/training-courses for more details.