Welcome to the BTO

Looking out for birds? Share your interest in birds with others by being part of the BTO. Volunteer surveyors, members and staff work in partnership to provide unbiased information about birds and their habitats. Join or volunteer today and make birds count!

House Martin by Dave Hutton

House Martin records and pictures

We’ve been delighted to receive so many letters and emails in response to the House Martin Appeal over the last few days and thank you to everyone who has generously donated so far. If you’ve got historical records of breeding House Martins, then you can make these available for future research by entering them into BirdTrack.  You can also add your photographs into the BirdTrack Flickr pool  – we’re particularly keen to receive photos of unusual nesting locations.

Birds, people and places

Birds, people and places is the subject of our Annual Conference and AGM taking place from the 5-7 December at the Hayes Conference Centre in Derbyshire. Talks will include birds in an urbanising world, an insight into the fight against wildlife crime, renewable energy and its impact on birds and best-selling author Helen MacDonald will examine our long and strange relationship with hawks. Find out more and book your place here.

Redwing. Photograph by John Harding

Migration hotting up

Winter thrushes are arriving en masse, with Redwings appearing in their thousands last week. These were closely followed by the first of the Fiedlfares. Right now, Hurricane Gonzalo is on its way across the Atlantic, bringing birds as well as heavy wind and rain. Find out what migrants to watch out for in our latest Migration Blog.

The State of UK's Birds report 2014 cover

The State of the UK's Birds 2014

The latest State of the UK’s Birds report includes for the first time an indicator for summer migrants. This new indicator shows that where you spend the winter months counts; with many of those birds that fly as far as the humid zone of central Africa showing the most dramatic declines.

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