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People in southern Scotland asked to go batty

March 2016

Very little is known about some of the bats to be found in southern Scotland but all that is about to change, thanks to an ambitious project that will enlist the help of people in the area...

Schoolchildren unearth interesting playing field results

March 2016

Since the summer of 2015 1,606 schools across the UK have taken part in a survey to find out what is living under their feet, and how this affects the birds that depend on the wildlife that lives in our soil...

Shoppers vote for local charities to get bags of help

February 2016

Three local charities are to benefit from the 5p charge on carrier bags, but shoppers are to decide who gets what...

Britain needs more nest boxes

February 2016

National Nest Box Week 2016 - February 14th-21st Many of the UK’s birds will struggle to find a suitable nesting site for the breeding season...

Don't miss the Garden and Urban Wildlife Conference in Durham

January 2016

Featuring talks by experts from leading wildlife organisations including the British Trust for Ornithology, Durham Wildlife Trust and Butterfly Conservation, the Garden and Urban Wildlife Conference will be an exciting day, exploring the importance of gardens for nature...

Tawny Owls missing from gardens

January 2016

This is the time of the year when Tawny Owls can be frequently heard, and even seen, in gardens...

Sudden freezing weather drove birds into gardens

January 2016

The unusually warm end to 2015 has resulted in quiet bird tables this winter, according to the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO)...

RAF Honington personnel help clear the way for a new woodland

January 2016

New recruits to RAF Honington were out and about this weekend helping to clear part of the British Trust for Ornithology’s (BTO) Nunnery Lakes nature reserve, in preparation of the planting of 200 new trees...

Are sunflower hearts the secret to attracting garden Goldfinches?

January 2016

With record numbers of Goldfinches being seen in gardens this winter, the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) wants to know what it is about our gardens that they are attracted to...

Fifty years counting ducks

January 2016

January 16th is the 50th anniversary of the International Waterbirds Census (IWC) in which volunteers from over one hundred countries will get out in search of their waterbirds...

British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) become Migration Festival Partner

January 2016

BTO are delighted to be able to report that they have signed a 'Friendship Agreement' with Spurn Bird Observatory Trust Ltd to deliver future migration festivals at Spurn...

Curlews and other upland birds are in decline

December 2015

The latest official statistics for Scotland’s terrestrial birds show significant declines for upland birds, such as the Curlew, but more positive trends elsewhere...

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)...

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