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The north bears the brunt of a bad breeding season

December 2015

Information collected by British Trust for Ornithology volunteers shows that numbers of many resident bird species, and some migrants, increased in 2015...

Want to be Young Bird Photographer of the Year?

November 2015

Bird Photographer of the Year (BPOTY) is a new competition that aims to set the gold standard for wildlife photography...

Cambridgeshire scientist wins prestigious national award

November 2015

Stuart Butchart of BirdLife International, based in Cambridge, scooped the British Trust for Ornithology BTO/ Marsh Award for Ornithology at a glittering ceremony in London...

Marsh Award for Local Ornithology - Devon man receives prestigious national award

November 2015

Malcolm Burgess, who founded PiedFly...

UK bird populations benefitting from innovative partnerships

November 2015

New report reveals conservation organisations partnered with farmers, supermarkets and even the brewing industry has positive impacts on bird populations...

Budding birder bags brilliant ornithology award.

November 2015

Thirteen year old Findlay Wilde from Cheshire was presented with the Marsh Award for Young Ornithologist of the Year in London last Wednesday, after proving to be truly ‘Wilde About Birds’...

Calling all gardens with Goldfinches

November 2015

If you have Goldfinches in your garden, you’re probably aware that they’re becoming increasingly common...

Poole-based organisation wins prestigious national award

November 2015

The Sound Approach has been awarded the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) Marsh Award for innovative Ornithology...

Britain just got bigger - for some of our birds

October 2015

New research, just published in the scientific journal Bird Study, shows that many of our birds have expanded their geographic range in response to climate change...

Sparrow numbers rise at garden feeders

October 2015

With significant declines in both House Sparrow and Tree Sparrow populations, things could not have looked worse for UK sparrows...

Watch out for Nuthatches; new online tool reveals the garden birds to look out for

September 2015

Autumn is always an interesting time of year for garden birdwatchers and up-to-date movements of birds into gardens can now be tracked, for the first time, using the new interactive Garden BirdWatch results pages...

Feeding garden birds shown to affect their evolution

September 2015

New research by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) has revealed that bird food provided in British gardens has helped Blackcaps to rapidly evolve a successful new migration route...

School children dig in for science

September 2015

School children across the country are getting ready to dig up their school playing fields in the name of science...

Kent school gets to name its own Cuckoo

September 2015

Valence School, Kent, beat schools across Britain to win the chance of naming a Cuckoo fitted with a satellite tag by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO)...

Staffordshire school gets to name its own Cuckoo

September 2015

Forest Park Primary School, Stoke on Trent, beat schools across Britain to win the chance of naming a Cuckoo fitted with a satellite tag by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO)...

Hampshire school gets to name its own Cuckoo

September 2015

St Albans C of E Primary and Nursery School, beat schools across the UK to win the chance of naming a Cuckoo fitted with a satellite tag by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO)...

Cheshire school gets to name its own Cuckoo

September 2015

Lowton West Primary School in Warrington beat schools across Britain to win the chance of naming a Cuckoo fitted with a satellite tag by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO)...

Conwy school gets to name its own Cuckoo

September 2015

Rydal Penrhos Preparatory School, Conwy, beat schools across Britain to win the chance of naming a Cuckoo fitted with a satellite tag by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO)...

Northern Irish school gets to name its own Cuckoo

September 2015

Ballymacward Primary School, near Lisburn beat schools across Britain to win the chance of naming a Cuckoo fitted with a satellite tag by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO)...

Wet summer delays garden dragonflies

September 2015

Garden dragonflies were slow to emerge this year, according to preliminary British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) Garden BirdWatch results...

BIRD PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR – competition now open for entries

August 2015

COMPETITION LAUNCHED BY CHRIS PACKHAM AND ANDY CLEMENTS ON SATURDAY 22 AUGUST AT THE RUTLAND BIRDFAIR Crowds of people braved the searing heat on the BTO stand at the Rutland Birdfair to witness the launch of the inaugural 'Bird Photographer of the Year' competition by BTO President, Chris Packham...

Tense times for ornithologists as famous Cuckoo goes missing

August 2015

A satellite-tagged Cuckoo, named Chris after wildlife presenter Chris Packham, is giving scientists at the British Trust for Ornithology sleepless nights...

Scottish woodpeckers seen in record numbers

August 2015

It’s always a privilege to have Great Spotted Woodpeckers visiting your garden feeder and even more so if your garden is in Scotland...

Calling all photographers - Bird Photographer of the Year

August 2015

Introducing a brand new photography competition...

Some respite for Britain's birds

July 2015

Some stay, some go, but 2013 to 2014 was a good year for many of Britain’s birds...

Golden Plover in trouble but Siskin and warblers thrive across Scotland

July 2015

The latest Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) report, released today, reveals Golden Plover and Kestrel  are in trouble across Scotland, whilst warbler and Siskin populations are thriving...

Meadow Pipits get a break

July 2015

The latest Breeding Bird Survey report shows how the mild winter of 2013/14 was a welcome change for Northern Ireland’s birds after the cold spring of 2013...

Stonechats bounce back in Wales

July 2015

The latest Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) report, released today, reveals good news for Welsh birds, with several species bouncing back in 2014 after being badly affected by the cold spring of 2013...

Research delivers new tools for understanding why Britain’s bird populations are in decline

July 2015

Researchers at the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) have delivered a powerful new tool which will help target conservation efforts to support declining populations of woodland and farmland bird species...

Bird scientists go batty in Norfolk

July 2015

New research from the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) just published in the international journal Biological Conservation, shows how data collected by an army of volunteer citizen scientists have been used to map bats in unprecedented detail...

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