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.
WeBS counting. Photograph by Teresa Frost

Find a project

POPULAR: Wetland Bird Survey BirdTrack Heronries Census Bird Ringing Scheme Cuckoo Tracking Project

Use our project finder to find the project that matches your level of bird expertise and the time you have available.
Blue Tit on garden feeder

Garden BirdWatch

Help track the changing fortunes of our garden birds alongside 12,000 other Garden BirdWatchers
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.

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.