BTO Raffle 2013-14


Entry to the raffle is now closed.

Thank you to all who returned tickets and donations to the raffle to support the House Martin Project. With your support we raised over £37,000!  


House Martin by Doug Welch

Win a seven night wildlife break for 2 people in our raffle and
support our work on House Martins.

The draw took place on the 18 February and the winning ticket numbers are below. Winners are currently being informed.  

1st Prize: Winning ticket 112048

Won by a BTO surveyor and ringer from West Sussex

A seven night wildlife break for two people in the Scottish Highlands with the Bird Watching and Wildlife Club at the Grant Arms Hotel (worth around £1300)

2nd Prize: Winning ticket 296635

Won by a Garden BirdWatcher in Norfolk

 A pair of Opticron Verano BGA HD 8x42 Binoculars (SRP £439)

5 x 3rd Prize: Winning tickets 226914, 260010, 284558, 170003, 291775

Won by Mr & Mrs Bodley of Somerset,  Mrs Johnson in Tyne And Wear, a Garden BirdWatcher in Norfolk, a BTO Member in Leicestershire and a Garden BirdWatcher in Worcestershire.

One of 5 x £100 of CJ Wildlife WoodStone® nest boxes

Scroll down for full prize details. 

Supporting the House Martin Project

It is amazing to think that we know so little about the House Martin. We have virtually no information on where UK House Martins spend the winter and, additionally, we are concerned that the information we have on their breeding populations is incomplete. Quite simply, we need to collect new information on House Martins. The first piece of new work, which will supported by the raffle, will be to field test some methods for studying House Martins at breeding colonies, working with many of the volunteers who took part in the BTO House Martin Survey (2009-2013).

Find out more about the work planned over as part of the House Martin Project here


Full information on the prizes

First Prize

BWWC and The Grant Arms Hotel

Win a seven night wildlife break for 2
people in our raffle.  

The Bird Watching and Wildlife Club (BWWC) team offer a programme of free events, including Guided Walks, Wildlife Briefings, Talks, Quizzes and Film screenings. They can also provide information about local wildlife hotspots and escorted trips – everything you need to create your tailor-made itinerary for an extraordinary wildlife watching holiday in the Highlands.

Red Squirrel by David Talliday

Speyside and the Cairngorms National Park are great areas to see birds and mammals – no other area can offer the chance to see Osprey, Golden Eagle, Capercaillie, Pine Marten, Red Squirrel, Red Deer, Mountain Hare, Ptarmigan, Otter, Red and Black Grouse, Crested Tit and Crossbills.  A little further away the Moray Firth offers Bottlenose Dolphins, waders, seaduck and breeding seabirds.

This prize break is for up to two people, DB&B for 7 nights, sharing a Superior Twin or Double room.  The break can be taken any time before 23rd December 2014 (subject to room availability and excluding special breaks). 

Thank you very much to BWWC for donating this prize.




Second Prize : 8x 42 Opticron Verano BGA HD Binocular

Opticron binoculars could be yours!

Building on the strengths of previous models the Verano BGA HD features a fully revised optical system that delivers outstanding specification elevating them to a new performance class.

More details:

  • Wide field long eyerelief eyepiece designs that deliver class leading fields of view  7° (8x42).
  • Large diameter long eyerelief eyepieces that guarantee an exceptionally comfortable viewing experience with or without glasses.
  • 'PGK' glass prisms with PC phase correction coating and Oasis prism coating.
  • Opticron F-type combination multi-coating devised to optimise colour contrast.
  • Feature a polycarbonate double hinge body.

Thanks to Opticron for kindly donating this prize.


CJ Wildlife are supporting the BTO Raffle

Third Prize :  5 x £100 of CJ Wildlife WoodStone® nest boxes

Five winners will each be able to choose £100 of WoodStone® nest boxes from the Vivara Pro range of professional wildlife products.  Winners will have the option of including other products from the Vivara Pro range, such as Ecoplate inspection nest boxes.

CJ Wildlife WoodStone® nest boxes

Five lucky winners will each win £100 of CJ Wildlife
WoodStone® nest boxes

Thanks to CJ Wildlife for kindly donating this prize.


The raffle is open to residents of Great Britain. Those who live in Northern Ireland and receive tickets in the post can take part but are not allowed to sell these tickets to anyone else, including friends and family. You must be over 16 to take part. Please check terms and conditions below for full details.

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Thank you for taking part and supporting the work of the BTO.