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.

From expert ringers to garden enthusiasts, we have a range of projects to suit everyone.
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Welfare and safeguarding

Learn more about BTO’s approach and policy to welfare and safeguarding and how to report a concern.