Tickets are now on sale for Spurn Migration Festival 2019. The festival runs from 6-8 September and will celebrate the autumn migration of birds.
Join the team and help run the Wetland Bird Survey at BTO HQ in Thetford.
The new BBS report shows the impact that severe 2018 weather may have had on some of our birds.
As part of our quest to improve our understanding of bird migration we have been satellite-tracking Cuckoos that breed here in the UK. This work has revealed the wintering grounds of UK Cuckoos in Africa and the routes they take to get there and back.
Get a quick round-up of the key changes to the relaunched BTO website.
The latest results from the Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey, to which BBS volunteers contribute, have just been published.
Puffin numbers remain stable, Herring and Lesser Black-backed Gull both increase and Mediterranean Gull breeds in its highest numbers in 2018.
Nine of our satellite tagged Cuckoos have made it to West Africa, from where they will prepare to cross the Sahara desert in the next few weeks and make their way back to their breeding grounds in Britain.
Spurn Bird Observatory Trust and the BTO are welcoming all young birders to take part in something special, the Martin Garner Spurn Young Birder event. This Spurn Migration Festival tradition is named after the late Martin Garner, a knowledgable, inspiring and encouraging birder who shared his... read more
The data entry system for the Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) and Waterways Breeding Bird Survey (WBBS) has been updated. The functionalities remain largely the same, with some small improvements of course!
Do you live in the uplands, or could you visit during May or June? Looking for holiday inspiration?
February 14 sees the start of the 22nd National Nest Box Week. To encourage people to put up a nest box the BTO has produced a new 'essential guide' full of useful information on what to look for when buying, siting and looking after a nest box.
Help support our work by taking part in this year's spring raffle. Included in the prizes is a professionally-guided birdwatching break for two in southern Portugal and five chances to win a garden bird food hamper.
What a year 2018 was! From the ‘Beast from the East’ to the summer heatwave, Britain’s birds had to contend with extreme weather, and our hard-working volunteers were on hand to tell us just how they fared. It was another successful year for BTO science, and we also took part in many successful... read more
Robinson, Sherwood and Thomas have all made northerly flights during the last few days, undertaking the very first leg of the long journey back to the UK.
The latest State of birds in Wales report shows mixed fortunes. Urban populations of House Sparrow, Feral Pigeon and Collared Dove show increases, along with woodland bird populations, whilst both lowland and upland farmland birds continue to fall.
The latest update of the Indicator for Terrestrial Breeding Birds in Scotland has just been published. More than 80% of woodland bird species have shown marked increases. Farmland birds are up 14%, whilst the trend for upland birds shows a decline of almost 20%.
The latest updates of the UK and England bird indicators based on population trends of wild birds were published today.
The five Marsh Awards for Ornithology, and the Dilys Breese Medal for communication, were handed to six very deserving recipients at a glittering ceremony at the launch of the Natural Eye 2018 exhibition in the Mall Gallery, London.