BTO Youth

Welcome to the Hub — the place for all things BTO Youth.

From news, events and blogs to updates from the Youth Advisory Panel and our Youth Representatives: be the first to know!

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BTO Youth Leaders Course 2024 - applications now open!

Applications are now open to take part in this year’s Young Leaders Course at Cameron’s Cottage in the New Forest, Hampshire.

The deadline for applications is 11.59pm Tuesday 16th July 2024.

Who we are

BTO Youth consists of a whole host of different people who work to bring our vision to life. 

Meet BTO Youth

What we do

From events and equipment to funding and work experience, BTO Youth is here for you.

How we can help you

Get involved

There are lots of ways to get involved and support BTO, birds, and the work we do. 

Explore the opportunities

Our values and vision

BTO Youth’s vision is of a diverse, vibrant community of young birders supported by BTO, with accessible, youth-led opportunities inspiring young people to engage with nature and science.

We are:

  • Inclusive and accessible
  • Youth-led
  • Celebrating people’s connection to nature
  • Helping people grow
  • Innovative and dynamic
  • Collaborative and transparent

Our strategy

At BTO Youth, keeping young people safe and empowering their voices is at the core of all we do. The BTO Youth Engagement Strategy 2023–2028 is written and implemented by the Youth Advisory Panel. It focuses on our values and how we will make sure everything we do is guided by them. 

2023–2028 Youth Engagement Strategy


Nature Natters – our Zoom event series is back!

Hear from speakers with backgrounds in wildlife writing, film-making, photography and art, urban wildlife, wildlife law and much more. 

Wednesdays at 7–8 p.m., May–August (online)

Youth Blog

Global Intergenerational Week at BTO

BTO Youth Rep Socks reflects on the role of intergenerational relationships in creating connections with nature.

Read it

Browse all BTO Youth blogs

Latest news

Bird Camp Northern Ireland 2023

Following a great summer of Bird Camps, our campers, Youth volunteers and BTO staff share their experiences and thanks with the wider public.

Read it

Young people are the future of BTO

With your help, we can do more to reach out to, connect with and support them.

Donate today

Get in touch

Email us

If you’d like to find out more about what we do and how to get involved, drop us a line: youth [at]

Find us on social media

Instagram | Twitter

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Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Get in touch to find out more about completing your Duke of Edinburgh’s Award volunteering with BTO.

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