Blogs on specific topics
Our Demog blog features latest news and stories from the BTO’s Ringing and Nest Recording teams, along with some fascinating contributions from blog followers.
Spring and autumn are exciting times of year as migrant birds arrive in and depart from Britain. In the Migration Blog, we make predictions about when to expect interesting migrant arrivals.
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.
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 at Spurn.
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
Making the most of BirdTrack data
We have been working to produce useful summaries for bird reports using data from the millions of annual BirdTrack records.