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.
What we can learn from 25 years of watching gardens
Exploring the value of a complete quarter-century of weekly garden bird observations from BTO's Garden BirdWatch covering the length and breadth of the country.
Survey determines drivers of House Martin breeding success
Latest research based on the House Martin Survey shows that one of the simplest ways to help House Martins is to provide artificial nesting cups.
More ways we work
BTO and COVID-19
BTO statement on participating in surveys during the Coronavirus pandemic (UPDATED- 7.10.2020).
Marsh Awards 2020 - online stream and live panel
This year’s awards will take place virtually at 7pm on Wednesday 28 October and we'd love you to join us on the evening.
Free as a bird through lockdown
On World Mental Health Day, BTO volunteer Harriet reflects how even an urban environment can provide opportunities to connect with nature and improve our wellbeing during periods of isolation.