Introduction to Nest Recording


A short course consisting of 45 minute presentation, a short refreshment break before heading out to put your new skills to the test. BEECHE, High Elms Country Park, Shire Lane, BR6 7JH


Session Outline

This course will have a 45 minute presentation on the code of conduct when nest searching and how we record nest boxes with the BTO (British Trust for Ornithology). Followed by a short refreshment break of teas, coffees, hot chocolates and biscuits. Then we will go for an hour long walk through the park checking our nest boxes and handling and ringing the chicks with our licensed bird ringer. We will also be looking at open nests that we have found around site, such as Blackbird, Song thrush and Wrens.  We recommend you bring your own equipment but we can provide basic binoculars and bird ID books for the session.

Booking is essential, limited spaces to protect the birds

Session Date and time

27th of April

18th of May


Session Price

£6 per participant

Ages 16 and above

Directions and Parking

This event takes place in the Darwin Room of the nature center BEECHE. To access the room go round to the back of the building and down the boardwalk on your left.

Buses that pass near the centre are the R8 and the 358 (a short walk from Farnborough).

The main car park at High Elms is located on High Elms Road (near Shire Lane). You can follow the Brown Highway signs for High Elms Country Park.

The main car park can get very busy. If it is full there is another unsurfaced carpark called Cuckoo Wood car park a mile down High Elms Road towards Downe – you can walk back through High Elms Country Park towards the centre but bear in mind this walk does take around 30 minutes.

Blue badge parking is available in front of BEECHE. To access this please access the park using the entrance off Shire Lane which is marked for deliveries and staff. At the cross roads turn left up the slope and you will see the BEECHE building at the top of the slope. Please be aware this entrance and car park is only for Blue Badge holders.

Other Information

The session will take place inside and outside. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for all weathers. For more information contact the BEECHE office on 01689860571 or email



Additional information


27th of April