Join the British Trust for Ornithology

Goldfinch, by Tom Streeter / BTO

Join BTO today from £3 per month

Learn about birds, support our work and enjoy exclusive content and benefits.

Become a member

  • Support our crucial work in an ever-changing world.
  • Learn about birds, their lives, and the environment around them through exclusive content.
  • We’ll keep you up-to-date on our progress, achievements, the impact our science is having, and our future – all through our quarterly magazine BTO News, and a regular e-newsletter.

Joining is easy

Be the first to hear

  • Be the first to hear when booking opens for our training courses – for the majority of nationally organised courses.
  • Receive our full-colour, 40-page, members-only BTO News magazine four times a year with exclusive content.

Exclusive access

  • The member edition of our monthly e-newsletter gives you ‘behind the scenes’ and latest member news.
  • Add other adults in your household to your membership to give them digital access to BTO News.
  • Borrow books from the Chris Mead Library (not available to non-members).

Voting and grants

  • Members enjoy exclusive voting rights at the Annual General Meeting each year, including electing the Board of Trustees.
  • Members are also eligible to apply for a BTO research grant – conditions apply.

Add a journal or two to your membership

Add one or both of these outstanding journals to your membership:

Bird Study

Published quarterly, showcasing scientific papers and research relevant to field ornithology and evidence-based bird conservation.

Ringing & Migration

Published twice a year, covering avian ecology research, with an emphasis on the use of ringing, tracking and nest monitoring.

Choose your membership and how to pay

To become a BTO Member simply choose which payment method below suits you:

If you’d like to consider Life Membership or Young Birder Membership, please contact the BTO Supporter Team for more information – email membership [at] or call 01842 750050.

Yellow Wagtail, by Liz Cutting / BTO

Give the gift of membership

As well as the usual benefits, gift membership includes your choice of Collins BTO Guide to British Birds or BTO’s Garden Birds and Other Wildlife. Plus a BTO beanie.

Buy a Gift Membership

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