Join the British Trust for Ornithology
Discover the curiosities of birds and their world with BTO membership
Engage with birds, and learn more about their lives and the environment around them. Grow with us, while supporting our science that informs and has impact here in the UK, and around the world.
Inspired by birds
Your membership encourages curiosity. Whether you are early in your journey of discovery or an advanced birder, you will have access to a wide range of resources to discover more about the birds we monitor here in the UK and beyond.
Informed by science
Membership supports our crucial work in an ever-changing world. We’ll keep you up to date on our progress, achievements, impact, and future through our quarterly magazine and regular e-newsletter.
Included with BTO Membership from £3 a month
- Be the first to hear when training course booking opens*
- BTO News magazine four times a year (find out more)
- Access to BTO's Chris Mead Library and its resources
- Member edition of our monthly e-newsletter, giving you more access ‘behind the scenes’ as well as latest member news
- All adults in your household added to the membership have digital access to BTO News as well as the above member benefits
- Voting rights at Members’ Meetings
- Eligibility to apply for a BTO research grant**
*for the majority of nationally organised courses
Add a journal
BTO publishes two outstanding science journals - add either (or both) to your BTO membership.
Published quarterly, showcasing scientific papers and research relevant to field ornithology and evidence-based bird conservation.More about Bird Study
Ringing & Migration
Published twice a year, covering research on all aspects of avian ecology, with a particular emphasis on the use of ringing, tracking and nest monitoring.More about Ringing & Migration
Give BTO membership as a gift
A BTO gift membership is a great way of supporting the work of BTO while providing a unique and special present. Gift memberships include a year’s subscription to our fantastic members’ magazine BTO News.
Other types of membership
Life Membership and Young Birder Membership are also available, please contact the BTO Supporter Team for more information - email membership [at] bto.org or call 01842 750050
Songbird ID (3 sessions, Wednesdays 10am)
This course involves three weekly online sessions of 100 minutes, with a trainer:participant ratio of about 1:30. Participants' microphones are muted during the sessions but there is a large interactive component,...
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.