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Celebrating Forty Years of Grass Roots

Saturday 1st June
Saintfield Estate
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Whiterocks Sand Dunes, near Portrush – Bracken Control

Sunday 9th June
Whiterocks Sand Dunes near Portrush
Free

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BioBlitz – Castlewellan Forest

Friday 14th June
Castlewellan Forest Park
Free

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BioBlitz – Jubilee Farm

Friday 21st June
Jubilee Farm, 50 Glenburn Rd, Glynn, Larne BT40 3JY
Free

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Rea’s Wood, Antrim – Himalayan Balsam Control

Sunday 23rd June
Rea’s Wood Antrim
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Breeding Bird Survey training (1–day, RSPB Portmore Lough)

Thursday 21 March 2019

RSPB Portmore Lough Nature Reserve, George’s Island Rd, Gawley’s Gate, Aghalee, Co. Antrim BT67 0DW

Learn and practise the survey methods for the Breeding Bird Survey (BBS)

Level: Improver

Event host / presenter: Shane Wolsey

Availability: Places available

Venue Website: http://www.oxfordisland.com

Additional information

Build your confidence with the Breeding Bird Survey methods with an experienced surveyor, and learn how you can put your skills to good use in this valuable survey. The day will combine indoor and outdoor sessions and focus on improving confidence and skills to encourage participation. This course will not cover bird identification: you will need to be able to identify widespread breeding birds by sight and sound.

This course aims to provide you with the following:

  • Guidance on carrying out the BBS from experienced surveyors.
  • Confidence in planning appropriate survey routes.
  • Familiarity with counting birds in distance bands.
  • Opportunity to practice the BBS to improve your observation and recording skills.

This course is specifically targeted to increase BBS coverage in Northern Ireland, hence we are able to offer it at no cost to participants.

Refreshments are provided; please bring a packed lunch.

Cost   More Details See website for details
Time   More Details 9:30am to 2:30pm
Contact   More Details Shane Wolsey
028 9146 7947
Shane.Wolsey@bto.org