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!

Buy your Christmas Cards and 2016 Calendar and support BTO

BTO Christmas cards and calendars now available

Support our work by buying your Christmas cards, 2016 calendar and other Christmas gifts and supplies from our Christmas shop. Postage is £3.75 for orders up to the value of £20 and orders should be placed by 11 December to guarantee delivery before Christmas. Browse the designs and take a look at the 2016 BTO calendar
GBW results pages

New Garden BirdWatch interactive results pages

An astounding amount of data has been collected by thousands of volunteer BTO Garden BirdWatchers over the last twenty years but until recently only a fraction of it was available online. Now, thanks to recent developments in technology, we have been able to make more of it available in an interactive way on our results pages allowing the public to find out in greater detail how gardens are used by birds and other wildlife

Long-tailed Tit by Liz Cutting

Play the BTO Annual Raffle and you could win £1000

You can now play the BTO Annual Raffle. Entry costs just £1 and the first prize is a fantastic £1000! By playing you'll be supporting our work to inform the conservation of birds and habitats. Second prize is a set of three wildlife camera systems (RRP £500 plus ), kindly donated by Gardenature, and five winners will each win a £100 voucher, donated by Haith's, for their SuperClean bird feed. The deadline for entries is 7 December 2015. Details of prizes and terms and conditions are here.

Red-throated Diver, photograph by Edmund Fellowes

2014 Ringing & Nest Recording Report

The 2014 Online Ringing and Nest Recording Report has now been published, featuring fully updated ringing and longevity records, country and county totals from the Nest Record Scheme and information on the timing of breeding and moult. New records for 2014 include a 27 year-old Red-throated Diver and a Guillemot reported alive almost 36 years after being ringed.

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