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.
A crowded ocean: the need for demographic and movement data in seabird conservation
To implement effective conservation actions, locally and globally, we need to quantify the importance of the multiple, often interacting, threats to seabird population growth rates.
BTO and bats: solving cryptic puzzles
A trip to a former Benedictine monastery provided our bat acoustics specialist with a unique opportunity to gather recordings of two cryptic bat species.
More ways we work
Avian influenza spreads into more threatened seabird species
Thousands of seabirds suspected to have died from avian influenza are once again washing up on UK beaches.
Guidance information for volunteer fieldworkers
Information about insurance, access rights, safeguarding, health and safety, and our Fieldwork Hazard Checklist.
Bird Camp Northern Ireland 2023
BTO Youth was joined by 15 young wildlife enthusiasts at 2023’s Bird Camp Northern Ireland.