Winter Gull Survey relaunched after 20 years to assess vulnerable gull populations
Help us collect vital data about these threatened birds.
Awards recognise the contributions of professional and volunteer ornithologists
The 2023 Marsh Awards for Ornithology were presented in London’s Mall Galleries.
BirdTrack migration blog (end of October to mid November)
Even as we reach the beginning of November, autumn migration is still very evident. Birds continue to arrive in the UK from more northerly regions to spend the next few months here in our warmer...
BirdTrack migration blog (20–26 October)
With a chill to the morning air, bushes laden with fruit, and the rich colours of autumn leaves, October is a feast for the senses – and as the autumnal equinox recedes, migration takes on a...
The astonishing migration of Scotland’s Arctic Skuas
BTO Senior Research Ecologist Nina O’Hanlon explores the fascinating findings of the Arctic Skua tracking project.
Leaving a legacy: how you can support BTO in your Will
BTO’s Sam Rider talks about her journey into legacy work with BTO, and about the power of leaving the organisation a gift in your Will.
Why become a BTO Regional Network volunteer?
In the first of our Regional Network blog miniseries, we speak to Stephen, David and Nick about why they started volunteering and the changes they’ve seen since then.
Help monitor the UK’s threatened gull species by taking part in the Winter Gull Survey.
The Winter Gull Survey collects information about our wintering gull populations, through the coordinated effort of volunteer surveyors across the UK. It will run over the winters of 2023/24 and...
Avian influenza spreads into more threatened seabird species
Thousands of seabirds suspected to have died from avian influenza are once again washing up on UK beaches.
How and why to record bumblebees
BTO’s Rob Jaques writes about watching, recording, and supporting these charming insects.
BirdTrack migration blog (mid July–mid August)
Over the summer months, migration is almost at a standstill – at this time of year, breeding is the main focus with parent birds busily raising their offspring.
Bird Camp England 2023
BTO Youth was joined by 15 young wildlife enthusiasts for a weekend of learning and birding at BTO’s Bird Camp England 2023.
Celebrating BTO’s 90th birthday
Members and supporters of BTO came together at our headquarters in Thetford to celebrate 90 years of working together for birds, science and people.
Bird Camp Wales 2023
BTO Youth hosted the 2023 Wales Bird Camp at the National Trust’s Stackpole Centre in Pembrokeshire, Wales.
Avian influenza mortality rises in threatened gull and tern colonies
Black-headed Gulls continue to suffer as the disease spreads to Common Terns.
BTO’s role in the People’s Plan for Nature
BTO’s CEO Juliet Vickery explains how our new strategy will contribute to this ambitious call to action.
2023’s Cuckoos are tagged and ready to go
BTO has fitted 10 more Cuckoos with satellite tags, allowing scientists and the general public to follow these incredible birds on their annual migration.
BTO Youth explore the Isle of May
BTO Youth Volunteers took 10 students to the Isle of May to learn more about the island and the nature that can be found on it.
Launching the new BTO Youth Engagement Strategy
Youth Advisory Panel member Katie Monk discusses developing BTO Youth's new strategy, and why an inclusive environment for young people is vital for nature's future.
BirdTrack migration blog (12–18 May)
As we reach the height of spring migration, the variety of species to be found is almost at its peak, and the spell of warmer weather over the coronation bank holiday weekend brought with it a steady
New era for BTO Youth begins
BTO’s Youth Advisory Panel have presented their new Youth Engagement Strategy 2023–28 to the Board of Trustees.
BTO Youth’s Equipment Donation Scheme reaches 2,300 young people
Thanks to the generosity of hundreds of donors, EDS has now benefited over 2,300 young people across the UK.
Birds on your doorstep: highlighting 50 years of change in bird populations
We’ve lost a staggering 73 million birds since 1970, as a new analysis of BTO data reveals.
Waterbirds in the UK 2021/22: The Wetland Bird Survey and Goose & Swan Monitoring Programme
Read the BTO's latest BirdTrends report
The BirdTrends 2022 report is a one-stop shop for authoritative information about the population status of the common breeding birds in the UK.
The State of the UK’s Butterflies 2022
BTO joins Butterfly Conservation and the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology to report on long-term trends in abundance and distribution.
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.
How garden birds survive in the cold and winter
Discover how birds survive in the cold, which thrushes might visit your garden in an icy spell, and how you can help your garden birds when the weather turns frosty.