Donate to support our science

People from all over the UK kindly donate thousands of pounds each year to fund our research and monitoring of the UK’s bird populations. The data obtained from our work provides crucial evidence for the conservation of bird species and habitats.

Ways to donate:

Please email fundraising [at] if you have any questions about donating.

Donate to an appeal

Support our latest appeal

Help us tackle biodiversity loss and create a better world for the birds we love.

Choose a different appeal

From seabirds and Starlings to inspiring BTO Youth, fund an appeal that matters to you.

Make a monthly or one-off donation

Let us decide how to make the most of your donation, by allowing us to put it to use wherever it is most needed.

Monthly donations

Set up a monthly Direct Debit. It’s fast, easy and secure and can be cancelled any time. Regular donations also help us plan our future work more effectively.

Make a Monthly Donation

One-off donations

Make a one-off donation online today using our secure payment system. No matter how large or small, every donation makes a difference.

Make a One-off Donation

Other ways to donate

Use PayPal

Make a monthly or one-off donation on PayPal with a debit or credit card – even if you don’t have a PayPal account.

Pay by card over the phone

You can also choose to make a card payment over the phone by calling our headquarters on 01842 750050.

Send a cheque

Make your cheque payable to British Trust for Ornithology and send it to: The Fundraising Team, BTO, The Nunnery, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 2PU

​Please note: processing and responding to donations and correspondence sent to us by post may take a little longer than online methods.

Please email fundraising [at] if you have any urgent questions about donating.

Remember to Gift Aid your donation

If you are a UK tax payer, fill out a declaration form and send it back to us. We can then reclaim 25p out of every pound from the government.

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