- A series of important posts by BTO Youth.
- Updates on how the latest tagged cuckoos are faring as they migrate to and from Africa.
- How our latest strategy plays a crucial role in tackling the twin biodiversity and climate crises.
- Reflections on our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusivity.
Blogs on specific topics
The Demog blog covers all things realting to the study of the characteristics of populations, such as size, growth, density, distribution, and vital statistics.
BirdTrack Migration Blog
During the months when migration is at its peak, the migblog will predict which species you may see in the coming week and where best to look for migrant birds.
Discover the groundbreaking work of our bat acoustics specialist, Stuart Newson, as he unveils his cutting-edge research on bat social calls and feeding buzzes.
BirdTrack — a Swiss army knife in BTO’s toolkit?
BTO’s Ecological Statistician Philipp Boersch-Supan explains the insights BirdTrack records can provide.
13 Feb 2020
Volunteering at a Bird Observatory
Louis Driver shares his experiences of volunteering at Bardsey Bird Observatory, supported by the Young Bird Observatory Volunteer programme.
29 Jan 2020
Tracking Short-eared Owls: Notes from the field
Why would anyone choose to spend a winter’s night out on a cold Orkney moor? Ben Darvill gives an insight into the dedication of Short-eared Owl fieldworkers, and their amazing discoveries.
28 Jan 2020
Widening BTO's appeal
Andy Clements, BTO's Chief Executive, looks at how BTO can engage new audiences.
20 Dec 2019
The British Patch
Luke Hawkins introduces us to his patch and explains why he loves patch birding.
11 Dec 2019
Nocmig: A beginner's guide
Jonathan Heath explains how nocmigging is changing the way he views the birds around him.
08 Nov 2019
BTO's Young Leaders Course
The attendees of BTO's Young Leaders Course reflect on what they learned over four summer days at Spurn Observatory.
05 Aug 2019
Gen Z and the BTO
Amy Hall discusses how BTO can better provide opportunities for the next generation of ornithologists.
22 Nov 2019
Unlocking the science to reveal the state of nature
David Noble takes a sober look at the latest State of Nature Report.
02 Oct 2019
Garden birds: to feed or not to feed?
Almost half of the households in the UK feed their garden birds. But should we? Dr Kate Plummer explores the effects of feeding on bird populations.
20 Sep 2019
A new president, a renewed purpose?
As BTO's new president, Frank talks about his birding background and what he values about BTO
12 Aug 2019
What effect might annual releases of non-native gamebirds be having on native biodiversity?
Henrietta Pringle reveals the work behind a recent paper on gamebirds and predation.
02 Jul 2019
General licences and BTO
Andy Clements, BTO Chief Executive, sets out BTO’s position regarding the current debate about wildlife licensing.
03 May 2019
Paper call for special HPAI issue
We are putting together a special issue of the BTO journal Bird Study to bring together research documenting the HPAI outbreak and its impacts on wild birds.