Get involved in Scotland
By participating in BTO schemes and surveys you can put your birding skills to good use, helping us to understand how Scotland's bird populations are changing and why.
We have a broad range of participation opportunities - you can get involved in your garden, urban greenspace, at wetland sites or while out exploring Scotland's wilder places.
Other ways to take part
Get in contact
Meet our team or find a regional representative to support your participation in surveys.Meet the BTO Scotland team
Songbird migration across the Sahara
Mark Wilson, BTO Research Ecologist, reflects on his work tagging songbirds to collect data about their migration routes over the Sahara.
Short-eared Owl Tracking
New tracking work aims to better understand why this hard to monitor species may be in decline.
You can submit your dragonfly and damselfly records to BTO via BirdTrack or Garden BirdWatch - find out why these records are so important in Rob Jaques' blog.
You can submit your dragonfly and damselfly sightings to BTO via BirdTrack or Garden BirdWatch. Find out why these records are so important in Rob Jaques' blog.