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 Nest Record Scheme Cuckoo Tracking Project Garden BirdWatch Breeding Bird Survey

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

Take part in citizen science in the UK's biggest nature reserve - our gardens. Help us understand how gardens can help our wildlife thrive.
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.
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Join BTO today

Support BTO by becoming a member, and receive a wonderful welcome gift -

receive a copy of Nestboxes: Your Complete Guide or Collins BTO Guide to British Birds

Gift memberships are also available.