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The Duke of Cambridge meets with British Trust for Ornithology’s young citizen scientists

December 2021

Meeting young citizen scientists, who collect data on the UK’s bird populations for the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), The Duke of Cambridge today learned of the huge benefits that participation in citizen science brings to young people...

West Midlands bird study group receive one of ornithology’s top awards.

November 2021

The West Midlands Ringing Group (WMRG) was awarded the Marsh Award for Innovative Ornithology by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) at a glittering ceremony at the Mall Gallery in London...

Britain’s best-loved birds could disappear from much of our coastline

November 2021

Britain’s Puffins, which are among the nation’s best-loved birds, could largely disappear as a result of climate change over the coming years, new research reveals...

Conservation work boosts UK’s rarest wetland birds

October 2021

New report shows that the fate of some of the UK’s rarest birds are improving, thanks to improved protection and conservation efforts Nine species of rare birds bred in their highest ever recorded numbers across the UK Amongst these, the cattle egret has been one of the fastest European birds to expand their range - and may be here to stay A new report published today shows that conservation work is helping to boost the populations of some of the rarest birds in the UK, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands...

BTO celebrates excellence in ornithology

October 2021

At a glittering awards ceremony held at the opening of the Society of Wildlife Artists (SWLA) Natural Eye exhibition in the Mall Galleries in London, the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) gave out six awards to recognise the contribution the recipients have made to British ornithology...

Yorkshire birdwatchers receive top ornithology award

October 2021

Two Yorkshire birdwatchers have been honoured at the British Trust for Ornithology’s (BTO) annual awards ceremony and received the prestigious Marsh Award for Local Ornithology at a glittering event held at the Mall Gallery in London...

Young Shropshire woman receives top ornithology award

October 2021

At 16 years old, Sian Mercer from Shropshire has been awarded the prestigious Marsh Award for Young Ornithologist by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO)...

St Andrews statistician wins top ornithology award

October 2021

Dr Alison Johnston, based in St Andrews, has been awarded the prestigious Marsh Award for Ornithology by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) for the huge contribution in advancing avian science...

Dorset author wins top national award

October 2021

Dorset author, Dominic Couzens, has been awarded the prestigious Dilys Breese Medal by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) at an award ceremony held in the Mall Galleries, London...

Swiss Ornithologist receives prestigious international award

October 2021

Professor Lukas Jenni has been presented with the Marsh Award for International Ornithology by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) at a glittering ceremony at the Mall Gallery in London...

At 23 years and 11 months, it’s the oldest of its kind

September 2021

A ring fitted to a White-tailed Eagle nestling that fledged in the Highland region of Scotland in 1996 allowed the individual to be identified in the field as an adult bird in 2020, making it the oldest known bird of this species in in Britain and Ireland, according to the British Trust for Ornithology’s (BTO) latest ringing report...

The simple act of looking out of your window can help scientific research.

September 2021

During the first lockdown in 2020, the British Trust for Ornithology’s (BTO) Garden BirdWatch (GBW) survey saw the number of participants double, from just over 10,000 to over 20,000 garden birdwatchers, with submissions of garden wildlife sightings up by around a third on 2019...

Artificial intelligence discovers rare bat

August 2021

A passive bat detector, left outside to automatically trigger and record bat calls as they fly over, set up in a garden in West Sussex as part of the Chichester Bat Recording Project, has recorded the social calls of the extremely rare Kuhl’s Pipistrelle...

Released, captive reared Curlews phone home

August 2021

Two Curlews fitted with GPS tags as part of a project to help boost numbers of the species  in the East of England, are keeping scientists up to date with their movements using the mobile phone network...

Migfest 2021 tickets selling fast

August 2021

The Spurn Migration Festival 2021 will be held at Kilnsea, Spurn on 10-12 September and tickets for the event are selling fast...

The British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) receives grant of £110,200 from the Government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund

July 2021

BTO Youth Advisory Panel’s (YAP), Youth leadership putting diversity at the heart of nature’s future project, will use the funding to connect more young people with nature and ultimately, to attract a wider diversity of young people to work in the environmental sector...

Where are our garden butterflies?

July 2021

The cold 2021 spring and early summer seems to have had an impact on some of our garden butterflies – so far in 2021 nearly all of the 13 species, monitored as part of the British Trust for Ornithology’s (BTO) Garden BirdWatch (GBW), are being seen in fewer gardens and are also appearing later than usual...

East Anglia’s record breaking Cuckoo is off again!

July 2021

PJ, the Suffolk-based satellite tag-wearing Cuckoo who recently completed his fifth whole migration to and from Africa, flying over 50,000 miles in doing so, is off again – he left Suffolk heading south on 9 July...

Worcestershire Cuckoos are go!

July 2021

Three Worcestershire Cuckoos fitted with satellite tags by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) this spring are at the start of a 5,000 mile journey south that will help scientists understand why their numbers in the UK are falling...

Summer is over – at least for one Welsh Cuckoo

June 2021

A cuckoo named JAC, fitted with a satellite tag at World’s End, Llangollen, by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) this spring, has already left Wales and begun his long journey south...

Scottish Cuckoos are go!

June 2021

Three Cuckoos fitted with satellite tags by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) this spring have already left Scotland and begun their long journey south...

Eleven Cuckoos with backpacks ready for a mission to help save their kind.

June 2021

The British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) have just finished fitting Cuckoos from different parts of the UK with high-tech backpacks to help fill gaps in what we know about how they fare over their annual cycle...

New study reveals how to save our fastest-declining breeding wader

June 2021

New research from the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) has provided clues as to how to conserve one of our best-loved but declining species – the Curlew...

Martin Garner Spurn Young Birder – it’s back!

June 2021

After a year without this annual celebration of the skill and dedication of young birders from across the UK, Spurn Bird Observatory Trust and the BTO are once again welcoming all young birders to take part in the Martin Garner Spurn Young Birder event...

Where are our bees?

May 2021

Thursday 20 May is World Bee Day and according to the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), who monitor seven species of bee as part of their weekly Garden BirdWatch survey, bees are being seen in much lower numbers this spring compared to this time last year...

A tale of two warblers – the ups and downs of birds in England

May 2021

The latest BTO/RSPB/JNCC Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) report shows the very different fortunes in England  for two almost identical warblers, the Willow Warbler and the Chiffchaff...

New tools will help to ensure new trees are put in the right place.

May 2021

Ambitious targets have been set for forest expansion across the UK which will provide opportunities for woodland birds but could also pose threats for species reliant on open habitats...

Spurn Migration Festival 2021

May 2021

The dates have been announced for the Spurn Migration Festival...

Record breaking Cuckoo returns to the UK

April 2021

PJ the Cuckoo has returned to his forest home in Suffolk and has become a record breaker whilst doing so...

Did you get a lockdown frog?

April 2021

According to the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), almost a fifth of the people who take part in their Garden BirdWatch Survey (GBW) had Common Frogs in their gardens during 2020...

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