Long-term Effects of Rewilding on Species Composition: 22-years of Raptor Monitoring in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone
Rewilding the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone
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.
Migration blog – Winter
As we get ever closer to the end of autumn the pace of migration steadily slows, and as the daylight hours shorten so does the variety of birds on the move.
Climate Change Appeal
Globally, up to 7% of birds are considered to be at risk of extinction due to climate change. Please donate today and you can support BTO’s work to collect and analyse data that highlights the real...
BTO produces new climate change report
A new report, published during COP26, highlights how climate change is already impacting the UK's birds.
The sound of spring is changing
Using new techniques, this study shows that the birdsong soundscape in Europe and North America has deterioriated over the past 25 years, due to a reduction in acoustic diversity and intensity.
Climate change is already affecting the UK's birds
An increasing body of research demonstrates the impacts of climate change on bird species across the globe, revealing a range of responses.
Migration blog (22nd – 28th October)
Many bird watchers have been lamenting on what a poor autumn it has been so far for migration, with numbers of common, scarce, and expected rare species down on what would normally be expected.
Migration blog (15th – 21st October)
Changeable winds over the coming week could herald the first big arrival of Dark-bellied Brent Geese.
Spurn Young Leaders Course 2021
Attendees of BTO's Young Leaders Course 2021 reflect on what they learned at Spurn.
Migration blog (8th – 14th October)
Heading towards the middle of October, focus shifts to some of our winter visitors.
Migration blog (3rd – 9th September)
With the first days of Autumn upon us and the breeding season over for many species, the focus is now on preparing for the coming winter months.
Herring Gulls aren't after your chips
New BTO research using GPS tracking reveals that declining Herring Gulls are more likely to be foraging on Mussels than pilfering chips.
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.
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.
Top tips for photographing birds
BTO's president shares his suggestions for improving your chances of getting that perfect shot.
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.
Feeding garden birds changes Blackcap migration patterns
New research using data from BTO's Ringing Scheme and Garden BirdWatch shows how we are shaping the natural world through actions in our own back gardens.
Nocturnal thrushes affected by artificial light
New research from BTO has investigated the effect of artificial light at night on birds, indicating that nocturnal migrants are attracted to more brightly lit areas.
What’s the score for Copeland’s symphony of seabirds?
Northern Ireland Seabird Coordinator Katherine Booth Jones describes her love for the wild coastal habitats of Northern Ireland and the charismatic seabirds that inhabit them.
Working together for seabirds
BTO work supports effective monitoring of our seabirds and aims to provide opportunities for a new generation of seabird surveyors.
BirdTrends 2020: Trends in numbers, breeding success and survival for UK breeding birds
The BTO's BirdTrends report is a one-stop shop for information about the population status of the common breeding birds of the wider UK countryside.
What's next for our waders?
Recent BTO work focuses on understanding the variation in Curlew and other UK wader populations so that we can help suggest actions to conserve them.
Our Lost Seabirds
The UK’s seabirds are struggling and they need our help to survive. BTO’s new campaign – Our Lost Seabirds – aims to turn the tide.
Citizen science reveals patterns in Pied Flycatcher breeding
New research uses data from BirdTrack and the Nest Record Scheme to investigate how adaptable breeding Pied Flycatchers are to a changing climate.
Our volunteers: the beating heart of BTO data
Head and Principal Ecologist, David Noble, shares why volunteer-collected data are so important for an organisation like BTO.
The State of the UK's Birds 2020
Providing an annual overview of the status of the UK’s breeding and non-breeding bird species in the UK, this year’s report highlights the continuing poor fortunes of the UK’s woodland birds,...
LifeCycle issue 9, Winter 2020
It also features articles on monitoring Moorhen, Crossbills and Twite, creating a nest recording group, explains what researchers have done with the nests that have been supplied by nest recorders