Winter is often regarded as the season when nature sleeps - but the cold months can be an excellent time for birding.
The Making of Into the Red
When 140 artists and writers come together, united by a common goal: to raise funds for the UK's most vulnerable birds.
04 Oct 2022
BirdTrack migration blog (30th September - 6th October)
As we reach the peak of Autumn migration many millions of birds are on the move across the globe.
30 Sep 2022
BirdTrack migration blog (23rd-29th September)
Given the seemingly unfavourable conditions over the past week, it has been a pleasant surprise to see such a diverse range of species on the move.
21 Sep 2022
BirdTrack migration blog (16th-22nd September)
As we reach mid-September, the pace of migration has certainly intensified: summer visitors, passage migrants, and winter visitors have been seen far and wide across Britain and Ireland.
14 Sep 2022
BirdTrack migration blog (9th-15th September)
A week dominated by easterlies certainly had an exciting effect on migration with a good mix of species seen up and down the country.
07 Sep 2022
BirdTrack migration blog (2nd-8th September)
With Swallows gathering on the wires and the nights drawing in, summer has come to an end - but the delights of autumn still await.
01 Sep 2022
BirdTrack migration blog (26th August - 1st September)
With the start of September almost upon us, the pace of migration will increase as more of our summer visitors head off to their wintering areas.
25 Aug 2022
How BTO data are driving positive change for UK birds
BTO's CEO Juliet explains how we use our data to drive positive change for the UK's birds.
24 Aug 2022
BirdTrack migration blog (19th-25th August)
You don’t need us to tell you that August has been very hot and dry with drought conditions across many parts of Britain and Ireland.
16 Aug 2022
How and why to record dragonflies in August
Many dragonflies and damselflies are on the wing in mid and late summer. BTO’s Rob Jaques writes about watching, recording, and supporting these beautiful insects.
12 Aug 2022
Not all career paths are paved equally
Why is BTO certified Disability Confident Committed? Jenna Woodford, BTO's Social Media Officer, reflects on their experience as an applicant and as an employee.
28 Jul 2022
Tackling the challenge of avian influenza
Director of Science James Pearce-Higgins discusses highly pathogenic avian influenza and BTO's role in the response to the current outbreak.
13 Jul 2022
BirdTrack migration blog (mid-July - mid-August)
As we progress through the summer towards early autumn we are still a few weeks away from any large-scale migration. However, the next month will give us a hint of what is to come later in the year.
12 Jul 2022
Songbird migration across the Sahara
Mark Wilson, BTO Research Ecologist, reflects on his work tagging songbirds to collect data about their migration routes and their breeding grounds in the UK.
11 Jul 2022
Inspired by birds, informed by science: providing the evidence-base for policy decisions
BTO Cymru’s Rachel Taylor and Callum Macgregor reflect on working at the interface between science and policy for their research on Cormorant and Goosander populations in Wales.
08 Jul 2022
A future with EDI in mind: a note from Juliet
BTO's CEO Juliet reflects on the responsibility to improve our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
30 Jun 2022
Wild Rock Doves: solving a genetic enigma
BTO ringer and DPhil student Will Smith writes about his latest research into the distinctions between wild Rock Doves and the Feral Pigeon.
30 Jun 2022
Avoiding tunnel vision during a PhD
Sophie Bennett reflects on her recent three month placement at the BTO and the value of taking a step back from a PhD.
28 Jun 2022
Belfast’s Unsung Seabird
Despite the human hustle and bustle, Belfast Lough is at the heart of Eider conservation in Ireland. BTO's Senior Research Ecologist Kat Booth-Jones dives into research focused on this charismatic seabird.
20 Jun 2022
BTO Data Reports
Our reports provide rigorous scientific information to inform Environmental Impact Assessments in the UK.
BirdTrack migration blog (end of October to mid November)
Even as we reach the beginning of November, autumn migration is still very evident. Birds continue to arrive in the UK from more northerly regions to spend the next few months here in our warmer winters, before...