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.
Raising Curlew chicks is key to their survival
By studying data from over 15,000 ringed Curlew, researchers have determined that conservation efforts for this declining species should focus on increasing breeding success.
More ways we work
New taxa added to BirdTrack
You can now record butterflies, reptiles, amphibians, and orchids in BirdTrack
Migration blog (mid July - early August)
With migration slowing to a trickle during midsummer, we now turn our thoughts to late summer and the first hints of autumn migration.
BTO and COVID-19
BTO statement on participating in surveys during the Coronavirus pandemic (UPDATED 23.07.2021).