Scotland is special. Its birds, habitats, and environmental challenges differ from other parts of the UK.
To ensure that BTO is effective in Scotland, we need a Scottish base. The Scottish Government, SNH and other organisations look to us for relevant evidence to support their needs.
Scotland has remote and dramatic landscapes - it's part of what makes it special. It also has a relatively low human population density. These things combined make it harder to find all the volunteers we need for optimum survey coverage. A Scottish office helps us to reach out across Scotland and get people counting.
Our Scottish base is also essential for carrying out research that is appropriate for Scotland, whether through volunteers, professional fieldworkers or with research collaborators.
You can contact us at:
BTO Scotland, Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Stirling, FK9 4LA. Telephone: 01786 466560. E-mail: scot.info [at] bto.org