Our volunteers come from all walks of life and we've asked them to tell us why they enjoy being involved in our surveys.
A Winter’s Tale: The story of one man, a metal detector, and the mighty Peregrine Falcon
An account of exciting ringing recoveries aided by a metal detector
Bird Atlas 2007-11: Firecrest by John Young
A unexpected surprise from his allocated survey area - despite it having a motorway running through it.
Bird Atlas 2007-11: For Ruth by Ian Traynor
Husband and wife both dedicated to complete their Atlas survey.
BirdAtlas 2007-11: The Power of Local Papers by David Scott
Going that extra mile to write about his surveying expereiences and getting them published in the local papers.
Taking part in Atlas - A volunteer's view
Moving from Roving Records to Timed Tetrads - an account of one volunteers work throught the seasons.
The Breeding Bird Survey - celebrating 20 years
Read a selection of volunteer quotes to find out why they enjoy taking part in the BBS.
Youth Advisory Panel
Meet our panel of volunteers who help steer BTO to better serve our younger supporters.
Diversity in birding: why it matters
BTO's Jamey Redway reflects on diversity in birding, and how organisations like BTO play a role in making birding more inclusive.