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.
BTO Equipment Donation Scheme
BTO is supporting young people across the UK by supplying them with unused or unwanted birdwatching equipment. Share your passion for birdwatching with the next generation.
Nocturnal thrushes affected by artificial light
New research from BTO has investigated the effect of artificial light at night on birds, indicating that nocturnal migrants are attracted to more brightly lit areas.
More ways we work
A tale of two warblers
Despite limited 2020 data due to COVID-19 restrictions, the latest BTO/RSPB/JNCC Breeding Bird Survey report highlights interesting trends.
Migration blog (7th May - 13th May)
Birdtrack organiser Scott Mayson and media manager Paul Stancliffe reveal what species have been on the move during the last week and what we can expect over the weekend and into next week.
BTO and COVID-19
BTO statement on participating in surveys during the Coronavirus pandemic (UPDATED 20.04.2021).