A world inspired by birds and informed by science.

Making birdwatching count

We empower 60,000 bird-enthusiasts to gather vital data, develop their skills and be part of a vibrant community.

Championing impartial science

We answer the most pressing questions about birds, through our thorough and impartial scientific research.

Sharing our bird knowledge

We communicate our knowledge and expertise to increase the value of birds and other wildlife for all.
Grey Heron. Photograph by John Harding

Find a project

POPULAR: Heronries Census Wetland Bird Survey Garden BirdWatch Cuckoo Tracking Project Breeding Bird Survey

Use our project finder to find the project that matches your level of bird expertise and the time you have available.
Nuthatch. Photograph by Edmund Fellowes

Nesting Neighbours

Do you think you might have birds nesting in your garden? Could you take a closer look and find out? By monitoring nests through the breeding season you could gather hugely valuable information.
Collins BTO Guide to British Birds

Join BTO today

Support BTO by becoming a member, and receive a wonderful welcome gift - our great BTO guide to Common British Birds.

Gift memberships are also available.

Bird surveyors. Photograph by Jamie Murray-Grant

Develop your skills

Let us help you to improve your birding, fieldcraft and surveying skills. Browse our range of helpful guides and programme of training courses.