1. Understanding the seasonal movements of Short-eared Owls
- building on our previous work on this charismatic species to follow satellite-tagged birds and learn more about their movements, habitat requirements and genetic linkage of populations. Read more... (PDF, 3.57 MB)
2. Engaging young people with long-term monitoring of birds
- many wildlife activities are provided for children and we would like to work in partnership to design a bridging scheme to inspire more youngsters towards biological recording. Read more... (PDF, 3.64 MB)
3. How are recent environmental changes affecting Scotland's birds?
- we need to use the comprehensive information from Bird Atlas 2007-11 to fully investigate likely future changes for Scotland's birds as a result of climate and land-use change. Read more... (PDF, 3.57 MB)
4. Surveys of inland-breeding seabirds and the next seabird census
- we need to get volunteers engaged in surveying inland-breeding seabirds to lend support to the next national seabird census and help ensure that this is as comprehensive as possible. Read more... (PDF, 2.29 MB)
5. Benefits of scrub and woodland management for Scotland's birds
- with woodlands on the increase in Scotland, we need to build on existing research to understand how the benefits of management for birds and other wildlife can be maximised. Read more... (PDF, 3.56 MB)
6. PhD partnerships with universities
– studentships are an excellent way of funding topical research and BTO Scotland staff have a range of expertise to share with academic supervisors and students alike. See an example here... (PDF, 2.74 MB)
We would like to hear from you if you have comments, if you would like to discuss these or other ideas in more detail, if you have suggestions about how we could secure the funding to make these projects happen, or you are interested in funding a project yourself - chris.wernham [at] bto.org (please drop us an email).