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.
Arctic Tern Photographer Jeremy Moore

Find a project

POPULAR: BirdTrack Wetland Bird Survey Cuckoo Tracking Project Bird Ringing Scheme Breeding Bird Survey

Use our project finder to find the project that matches your level of bird expertise and the time you have available.
Robin. John Harding

Garden BirdWatch

Help with research into garden wildlife by joining our Garden BirdWatch community
Little Owl. Tom Streeter

Join BTO today

Discover the curiosities of birds and their world by becoming a BTO Member today.

Gift memberships are also available.

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.