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Read the BTO view on participating in surveys during the Coronavirus pandemic (Updated on 24.03.20).
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Citizen Science in Shetland
BTO volunteer Hugh Tooby shares his journey through Shetland as part of the Upland Rovers scheme.
Associations between gamebird releases and general predators
Pheasants and Red-legged Partridges for commercial shoots may be boosting numbers of the avian predators and scavengers.
Butterflies bounce back
The summer of 2019 provided another welcome boost to butterfly populations, according to the latest results from the annual UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme (UKBMS).
BTO and COVID-19
The BTO view on participating in surveys during the Coronavirus pandemic (UPDATED- 24.3.2020).
Northern Ireland’s seabirds get an annual health check
2019 produced a mixed bag for Northern Ireland’s seabirds but confirmed the importance of the country’s coastline for its 22 breeding seabird species.