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.
Whooper Swans. Liz Cutting

Find a project

Use our project finder to find the project that matches your level of bird expertise and the time you have available.
Fieldfare. Liz Cutting

Garden BirdWatch

Help with research into garden wildlife by joining our Garden BirdWatch community
Waxwing. Liz Cutting / BTO

Join BTO today

Choose from a range of memberships including a monthly subscription, Life, Young Birder or Gift membership.
Bird surveyors. Photograph by Jamie Murray-Grant

Guides and courses

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