Corporate support

Many companies are already making an important contribution to biodiversity by supporting the work of the BTO through our Corporate Membership Scheme or through corporate partnership.

Goldfinch by Jill Pakenham

Goldfinch the bird chosen to represent our
Gold corporate membership category. 

Join our corporate supporters

By working with us you could:

  • Align your company with a highly respected and trusted conservation science organisation and achieve your Corporate Social Responsibility objectives.
  • Support vital research which gets to the heart of conservation issues of national and global concern and be informed of the latest research and challenges.
  • Show your company’s commitment to its environmental responsibilities through the use of the BTO Corporate Membership Logo.
  • Support specific projects relevant to your business.
  • Share your commitment and involvement with more than 50,000 known individual supporters, to a broad range of professional partners and with our growing audience following BTO work through social media.

How we work with businesses

We work with businessess in a number of ways including;

  • Undertaking monitoring of birds at business sites to inform habitat management.
  • Designing and developing mobile and online systems for monitoring wildlife.
  • Testing new equipment, like optics and outdoor clothing.
  • Providing business with the tools to be a champion for our satellite tagging projects including Cuckoos.
  • Helping business meet their aims of delivering research vital to informing conservation.
Nightingale by Edmund Fellowes

Case Study: Anglian Water and Nightingales

Anglian Water has been working with the BTO to research why Nightingales have declined by a staggering 90% in the UK in the last 40 years and to share the effective habitat management practices developed on Anglian Water sites. To date we have collaborated on two surveys of breeding Nightingales and in 2012-13 we tracked 20 birds to the far west of Africa, around Senegambia, to learn about the wintering grounds of these iconic birds and what factors may impact on their survival. We intend to develop further tracking work to tell us more about the migration of Nightingales and the habitat they need to inform their conservation and protection.

What our Members say

NatureGuides is proud to support the British Trust for Ornithology. In addition to publishing a variety of natural history field guide apps, we provide engaging multimedia for use in the BTO's internal and external communications.


 "Swarovski Optiks is pleased to be one of the BTO's longest serving Corporate Members. We are very proud to be supporting the BTO annual conference and people embarking on a  lifetime of bird recording through sponsorship of BTO training courses."

Peter Antoniou
Country Manager UK & Ireland,
Swarovski UK Ltd

"The Nestbox Company has been manufacturing nest boxes and feeders for over 15 years, and camera nest boxes (specialising in wireless) since 2004.  We aim to work with leading scientists and conservation specialists in the design and development of all our products, so it is natural for us to support and seek to work with the BTO." 

Peter Bubb
The Nestbox Company Ltd

Support the BTO and show your commitment to birds by becoming a BTO Corporate Member or partner.