Announcing new Board members for BTO
We are delighted to welcome several new members to our Board, each of whom brings a unique set of skills and experience to our organisation.
11 Jan 2023
Conservation status of birds in Wales gets updated
Find out what the latest 'Birds of Conservation Concern' review means for species in Wales.
05 Dec 2022
Tracking avian flu through waterbird counting
Highly pathogenic avian influenza is circulating widely in UK waterbirds.
11 Nov 2022
News from the Northern Ireland Birdwatcher's Conference
The BTO Northern Ireland Birdwatchers' Conference showcases bird research, monitoring, and conservation work undertaken in Northern Ireland and further afield.
11 Nov 2022
'After Dark' at the Welsh Ornithological Society Annual Conference 2022
BTO, RSPB and WOS came together to deliver a series of talks in fields ranging from nocturnal migration and wader ringing to offshore windfarms and owl conservation.
09 Nov 2022
Citizen science takes centre stage at the virtual autumn British Ornithologists’ Union 2022 Conference
This year’s virtual BOU Autumn Scienctific Meeting brought together researchers active in the field of citizen science to share their latest work.
19 Oct 2022
Stars of ornithology shine at the Marsh Awards 2022
The British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), in partnership with the Marsh Charitable Trust, recognises professional and amateur ornithologists who have made outstanding contributions to the field.
18 Oct 2022
Martin Garner Spurn Young Birder competition flies high at Spurn
The competition is now in its seventh year, and the knowledge and skills of the entrants were as impressive as ever.
10 Oct 2022
Launching a new app for BirdTrack
A brand new look and feel, a more intuitive experience and more options without the need to visit the BirdTrack website.
30 Aug 2022
A new partnership for geese and swans
BTO, JNCC and NatureScot join in a new partnership for the Goose and Swan Monitoring Programme.
30 Aug 2022
Sharing our seabird research
From Black Guillemots to Eider and Arctic Skua, our scientists discussed a range of research at the International Seabird Group Conference in August.
26 Aug 2022
Celebrating the first Scottish Bird Camp
The first weekend in June saw us co-hosting the first ever Scottish Bird Camp, held in partnership with the Scottish Ornithologists’ Club (SOC).
06 Jul 2022
Working in partnership for seabirds
BTO has joined JNCC and RSPB in a key milestone for the Seabird Monitoring Programme.
04 Jul 2022
Meet the Class of 2022
BTO scientists tagged seven Cuckoos to in June 2022, to further our understanding of Cuckoo migration and survival.
14 Jun 2022
PJ the Cuckoo: his legacy lives on
Record-breaking Cuckoo PJ has died in his summer territory in King's Forest, but data from his tag continues to inform our research.
08 Jun 2022
Eurasian African Bird Migration Atlas spreads its wings
The Eurasian African Bird Migration Atlas makes the results of ringing and tracking data available to anyone wanting to explore the migration and movements of European birds.
01 Jun 2022
Bringing birds to Chelsea Flower Show
Our Garden BirdWatch team is attending Chelsea Flower Show this year, to celebrate the ways we can bring birds to our gardens.
24 May 2022
World Curlew Day
The Curlew is an iconic species in the British countryside. Find out how BTO is working to support conservation of this Red-listed species.
21 Apr 2022
BTO travels to Europe!
BTO travels to key conferences in Europe to share research and experience with colleagues from around the globe.
04 Apr 2022
Human activity can help as well as hinder UK butterflies
View the 2021 results from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme
29 Mar 2022
Kickstart your BirdTrack Year
Kickstart your BirdTrack Year by taking part in a big year; BirdTrack will identify some target species that you are missing.
14 Jan 2022
BTO review of the year 2021
Thanks to our staff, volunteers, supporters, funders and partners, together we have achieved so much, despite 2021 being a tough year. Look back on some of the highlights with our video review of the...
26 Dec 2021
BTO Christmas range now available
Buy BTO Christmas cards and the 2022 BTO Calendar now.
30 Sep 2021
New Indicator for Wintering Waterbirds in Scotland
The latest Biodiversity Indicator for Wintering Waterbirds in Scotland shows declines.
09 Sep 2021
New taxa added to BirdTrack
You can now record butterflies, reptiles, amphibians, and orchids in BirdTrack
29 Jul 2021
Martin Garner Spurn Young Birder – it’s back!
Spurn Bird Observatory Trust and the BTO are once again welcoming all young birders to take part in the Martin Garner Spurn Young Birder event.
08 Jun 2021
A tale of two warblers
Despite limited 2020 data due to COVID-19 restrictions, the latest BTO/RSPB/JNCC Breeding Bird Survey report highlights interesting trends.
13 May 2021
PJ the Cuckoo breaks records
PJ the Cuckoo has arrived back in his Suffolk home – becoming the first bird in the project to complete his fifth annual migration cycle.
23 Apr 2021
Scaup on the slide, Spoonbill on the rise
Find out how Scaup are spending their winters in the latest Wetland Bird Survey report.
20 Apr 2021
Scotland's winter visitors: why and how do they migrate?
From geese and swans to thrushes and warblers, discover the secrets of our winter birds' migration.
Corvid ID online (1 session, Thursday 10am)
This course involves one online session of 1 hour 45 minutes, with a trainer:participant ratio of about 1:30. Participants' microphones are muted during the sessions but there is a large interactive component, using...