Our work in Scotland

The unique geography and sociopolitics of Scotland requires a tailored approach, which the staff in our Scottish office are well-placed to provide. Our high-quality objective evidence on birds and their changing environment informs conservation and land-management decision-making. In support of this, we engage and develop bird survey volunteers. Different questions call for different approaches and BTO's extensive volunteer network is complemented by the work of BTO scientists, professional fieldworkers and research collaborators.
Highland volunteer. Andy Wilson
Fieldwork in the highlands. Andy Wilson

Scotland is a wonderful place for both birds and people. At times, difficult decisions need to be made which might impact on our wildlife populations. Our impartial scientific evidence is critical, and enables such decisions to be well-informed. We focus on Scottish habitats, species and policy-relevant issues, delivered within BTO's UK-wide research framework

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