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Little Owl. Tom Streeter
Little Owl. Tom Streeter

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*
  • Access to BTO's Chris Mead Library and its resources
  • BTO News magazine four times a year (find out more
  • 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
**conditions apply

Add a journal

BTO publishes two outstanding science journals - add either (or both) to your BTO membership.

Bird Study

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.

Buy a Gift Membership by Credit / Debit card

BTO Guide to Common Birds and Garden Birds & Other Wildlife
Gift membership includes your choice of the BTO Guide to Common British Birds or Garden Birds & Other Wildlife.

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

Read the terms and conditions of BTO Membership.



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