Join the British Trust for Ornithology today

Cuckoo. Photograph by Edmund Fellowes

Join by Direct Debit, and start supporting the work of the BTO today

  • Single Membership
  • £2.83 a month

  • £34 a year
  • Add Ringing & Migration Journal for £1.04 a month
    (£12.50 a year)
  • Concessions available
  • Joint Membership
  • £3.67 a month

  • £44 a year
  • Add Ringing & Migration Journal for £1.04 a month
    (£12.50 a year)
  • Concessions available
  • Fellow Membership
  • £4.67 a month

  • £56 a year
  • Includes 'Bird Study' Journal subscription
    (published quarterly)
     
  • Concessions available
  • Young Birder
  • £12 a
    year

  • For 11 -18 year olds
  • One Young Birder membership free with Joint Membership
     
  • Digital magazines

Join the BTO todayby Direct Debit

.Why become a member of the BTO?

Join the BTO and receive either of the Collins BTO Guides

Membership Gift - a new Collins BTO Guide

The urgency of our work is growing. With more pressure on our wildlife than ever, knowing where and how biodiversity is being impacted becomes increasingly important.

At a time when government funding is being cut, income from individuals is crucial to us. The membership fees we receive give us the freedom to do the work that matters most - and to communicate our findings more widely.

With your support we can learn more about our birds and how we can live in harmony with our wildlife.

As a member you will receive -

  • A member's pack to welcome you into our community
  • A subscription to BTO News magazine, including Volunteer and Annual review issues
  • 20% discount on BTO training courses to improve your identification, fieldcraft and survey skills and enrich your birdwatching
  • Monthly e-newsletter with latest news, features and offers
  • Free gift - choose from the first editions of these brilliant new photographic guides (Common and Rare British birds), co-authored by BTO's Paul Stancliffe (The Guide to Rare Birds is due to be published in September)

Learn more about the Collins BTO Guide to British Birds.

.Give BTO membership as a gift

BTO Member's Welcome pack

A BTO gift membership is a great way of supporting the work of the BTO whilst providing a unique and special present for your friends or family. Gift memberships include a full welcome pack complete with a year’s subscription to our fantastic members’ magazine BTO News.

GIft memberships also receive all of the following benefits as well -

  • 20% discount on BTO training courses to improve your identification, fieldcraft and survey skills and enrich your birdwatching
  • Monthly e-newsletter with latest news, features and offers
  • Free gift - choose from the first editions of these brilliant new photographic guides (Common and Rare British birds), co-authored by BTO's Paul Stancliffe (The Guide to Rare Birds is due to be published in September)

Learn more about the Collins BTO Guide to British Birds.

Buy a Gift Membershipby Credit / Debit card

.Under 18? Join us and help safeguard the future of Britain’s Birds

Alex Rhodes, BTO member and volunteer

"The BTO community has provided me the best opportunity
to engage with, be inspired by and receive mentoring
from a strong network of  scientists and fellow young birders alike.
"
- Alex Rhodes, BTO member and volunteer

With Young Birder membership you will secure a connection with the BTO that will help you get directly involved in our vital research as a citizen scientist. You’ll have fun gaining a deeper understanding of our birds and learn new skills to enable you to help them - your own birdwatching will provide information that is at the heart of conservation.

You'll receive:

  • Our welcome pack
  • Exclusive monthly newsletters to inspire your birdwatching
  • Opportunities to join our online communities and be a guest contributor
  • Online access to our member’s exclusive magazine BTO News
  • Free gift - choose from the first editions of these brilliant new photographic guides (Common and Rare British birds), co-authored by BTO's Paul Stancliffe (The Guide to Rare Birds is due to be published in September)

.Increase your support with BTO Life Membership

BTO President,Chris Packham

"Join me in supporting the BTO today
- for life"
- Chris Packham, BTO President.

An increasing number of our members demonstrate their commitment to our work by investing in 'Life' membership for themselves and their family members too.

It costs £850 per person to be a constant member for your lifetime. It ensures you do not have to ever renew, and is an extremely cost efficient way to support us.

Most importantly, this commitment allows us to put all of your membership towards good work, now.

Become a life member pay by Credit / Debit card

.Other ways to join

.BTO Membership magazines

All members receive

BTO News and Annual Review covers

BTO News, Volunteer magazine and the Annual Review


BTO members recieve four issues of BTO News and an issue each of Volunteer magazine and the Annual Review every year.

More information on BTO News, Volunteer and the Annual review.

Fellow Members receive

Bird Study journal

Bird Study journal

Bird Study is vital reading if you are interested in field ornithology - especially related to evidence-based bird conservation.

More imformation on Bird Study Journal.

Add for £12.50 a year

RInging & Migration journal

Ringing & Migration

Ringing & Migration is the journal of the BTO ringing scheme.  It is published twice a year and includes the annual report on bird ringing in Britain & Ireland for the preceding year.

More information on Ringing & Migration journal.

What BTO members say

  • Tom Cadwallender, BTO member and volunteer

    "Birds are important to us, and we've had so much pleasure from watching them, it's good to give something back. Besides, bird surveys really are great fun!"

    Tom Cadwallender

  • Alex Rhodes, BTO member and volunteer

    "The BTO community has provided me the best opportunity to engage with, be inspired by and receive mentoring from a strong network of scientists and fellow young birders alike."

    Alex Rhodes

  • Elizabeth Cook, BTO member and volunteer

    "I find the BTO News and the emails I receive helpful and inspiring - well worth the annual subscription. Anyone who is serious about their birdwatching would benefit by being a member of this outstanding organisation."

    Elizabeth Cook