A world inspired by birds and informed by science.
Making birdwatching countWe empower 60,000 bird-enthusiasts to gather vital data, develop their skills and be part of a vibrant community.
Championing impartial scienceWe answer the most pressing questions about birds, through our thorough and impartial scientific research.
Sharing our bird knowledgeWe communicate our knowledge and expertise to increase the value of birds and other wildlife for all.
BTO Equipment Donation Scheme
BTO is supporting young people across the UK by supplying them with unused or unwanted birdwatching equipment. Share your passion for birdwatching with the next generation.
Citizen science reveals patterns in Pied Flycatcher breeding
New research uses data from BirdTrack and the Nest Record Scheme to investigate how adaptable breeding Pied Flycatchers are to a changing climate.
More ways we work
Understanding Curlew populations in Wales
Several tracking projects combine to determine the migration routes, wintering locations and breeding season movements of Welsh Curlew.
Identifying small mammals from their high-pitched squeaks
Research published in British Wildlife by a team led by the BTO provides new possibilities for sound identification to be used as a non-invasive survey method.
BTO and COVID-19
BTO statement on participating in surveys during the Coronavirus pandemic (UPDATED- 12.02.2021).