Press releases

Date Title No.
January 2017 Gull decline on Scottish island linked to decline in fishing discards January 2017 - 03
January 2017 Sounding them out: a unique conservation tool for monitoring bush-crickets January 2017 - 02
January 2017 Why are you still awake? Rise in Hedgehog sightings due to late start to winter January 2017 - 01
March 2017 Over-half of the world’s curlew and godwit species face extinction from habitat loss and other pressures.  February 2017 - 10
February 2017 New housing will impact bat populations February 2017 - 09
February 2017 A missing predator: Sparrowhawks absent from gardens this winter February 2017 - 08
February 2017 Twenty years of National Nest Box Week February 2017 - 04
December 2016 Blue Tits missing from gardens after washout summer 2016-44
December 2016 Breeding birds struggle with wet 2016 2016-43
October 2016 Smartbirds - understanding how gulls behave through high-tech backpacks 2016-38
September 2016 The Martin Garner Spurn Young Birder of the Year 2016-37
August 2016 British Trust for Ornithology Press Statement - Pennine Grouse Moor survey report 2016-35
July 2016 Forget Boaty McBoatface – Flappy McFlapperson is on the move 2016-34
July 2016 Satellite-tracking study links population declines to Cuckoo's choice of migration route 2016-33
July 2016 A Hampshire Cuckoo needs a name 2016-32
July 2016 A Devon Cuckoo Needs a Name 2016-31
July 2016 Tagging unlocks the secret lives of St Ives’ gulls 2016-30
July 2016 Welsh Yellowhammers in long-term decline 2016-29
July 2016 Winning Willow Warblers 2016-28
July 2016 Turtle Dove population in a tailspin 2016-27
July 2016 Scotland's warblers doing well 2016-26
June 2016 Northern bird found to be more resilient to winter weather 2016-24
June 2016 Cuckoo class of 2016 Backpack carrying birds helping to help save their own kind 2016-23
June 2016 Want to attract Goldfinches? Sunflower hearts are the answer! 2016-20
June 2016 The sad demise of Stanley 2016-19
May 2016 Unusual number of birds in gardens during April cold snap 2016-18
June 2016 Work begins on the Nunnery Lakes Discovery Trail in Thetford thanks to Tesco’s Bags of Help campaign 2016-17
June 2016 Calling all young birders 2016-16
April 2016 Great Cuckoo Expectations 2016-15
March 2016 Poor weather hits garden birds 2016-14
March 2016 Schoolchildren unearth interesting playing field results 2016-12
March 2016 People in southern Scotland asked to go batty 2016-11
February 2016 Shoppers vote for local charities to get bags of help 2016-10
March 2016 Cheating Cuckoo scoops book award 2016-09
January 2016 Sudden freezing weather drove birds into gardens 2016-08
March 2016 Help needed for House Martins 2016-07
January 2016 RAF Honington personnel help clear the way for a new woodland 2016-06
February 2016 Britain needs more nest boxes 2016-05
January 2016 Don't miss the Garden and Urban Wildlife Conference in Durham 2016-04
January 2016 Are sunflower hearts the secret to attracting garden Goldfinches? 2016-03
January 2016 Fifty years counting ducks 2016-02
January 2016 British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) become Migration Festival Partner 2016-01
January 2016 Tawny Owls missing from gardens 2015-62
December 2015 Curlews and other upland birds are in decline 2015-60
December 2015 The north bears the brunt of a bad breeding season 2015-59
November 2015 Want to be Young Bird Photographer of the Year? 2015-58
November 2015 Marsh Award for Local Ornithology - Devon man receives prestigious national award 2015-57
November 2015 UK bird populations benefitting from innovative partnerships 2015-56
November 2015 Cambridgeshire scientist wins prestigious national award 2015-55
November 2015 Poole-based organisation wins prestigious national award 2015-54
November 2015 Budding birder bags brilliant ornithology award. 2015-53
November 2015 Calling all gardens with Goldfinches 2015-52
October 2015 Britain just got bigger - for some of our birds 2015-51
October 2015 Sparrow numbers rise at garden feeders 2015-50
September 2015 Watch out for Nuthatches; new online tool reveals the garden birds to look out for 2015-49
September 2015 Feeding garden birds shown to affect their evolution 2015-48
September 2015 School children dig in for science 2015-47
September 2015 Wet summer delays garden dragonflies 2015-46
September 2015 Northern Irish school gets to name its own Cuckoo 2015-45
September 2015 Cheshire school gets to name its own Cuckoo 2015-44
September 2015 Conwy school gets to name its own Cuckoo 2015-43
September 2015 Hampshire school gets to name its own Cuckoo 2015-42
September 2015 Kent school gets to name its own Cuckoo 2015-41
September 2015 Staffordshire school gets to name its own Cuckoo 2015-40
August 2015 BIRD PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR – competition now open for entries 2015-39
August 2015 Tense times for ornithologists as famous Cuckoo goes missing 2015-38
August 2015 Scottish woodpeckers seen in record numbers 2015-37
August 2015 Calling all photographers - Bird Photographer of the Year 2015-36
July 2015 Bird scientists go batty in Norfolk 2015-35
July 2015 Some respite for Britain's birds 2015-32
July 2015 Golden Plover in trouble but Siskin and warblers thrive across Scotland 2015-31
July 2015 Meadow Pipits get a break 2015-30
July 2015 Stonechats bounce back in Wales 2015-29
June 2015 BTO's longest-running census goes online 2015-28
July 2015 Research delivers new tools for understanding why Britain’s bird populations are in decline 2015-27
June 2015 Eight more Cuckoos join the fight for their species 2015-26
June 2015 European birds at risk of extinction 2015-25a
June 2015 Over 7 million* schoolchildren are being asked to get their hands dirty for science 2015-25
June 2015 Novel research will unravel Europe-wide patterns of bird migration and distribution 2015-24
May 2015 Warm weather boost for butterflies 2015-22
May 2015 House Martin help needed in Scotland 2015-21
May 2015 House Martin help needed in Northern Ireland 2015-20
May 2015 New research to help farmland birds 2015-19
April 2015 Britain’s most famous Cuckoo is back! 2015-18
April 2015 BTO Cuckoos are back! 2015-16
April 2015 Offshore wind farm risk to seabirds varies between years 2015-15
April 2015 New report highlights the value of the UK's wetlands 2015-14
April 2015 What's happening to Buckinghamshire's Dunnocks? 2015-13
April 2015 Garden Long-tailed Tits buck the trend 2015-12
April 2015 Norfolk and Suffolk asked to go 'batty' 2015-11
March 2015 Starlings are disappearing in Greater Manchester 2015-10
March 2015 Garden BirdWatchers deliver a staggering 20 years of citizen science 2015-09
March 2015 Good news for garden birds 2015-08
February 2015 Chasing a changing climate 2015-07
February 2015 Citizen science boxers fight climate change 2015-06
February 2015 Don’t be late for the table! Fast food is favoured by urban gulls 2015-05
January 2015 Missing: Garden Finches 2015-04
January 2015 Bad news for backyard biodiversity 2015-02
December 2014 Santa is still alive - Robin that is! 2014-74
December 2014 Northampton man's service recognised 2014-72
December 2014 Thetford man takes gold 2014-71
December 2014 Seabirds steer to avoid collision course with offshore wind farms 2014-70
December 2014 Wrens are winning in Northumberland 2014-69
December 2014 Goldcrest numbers grow after a slow start 2014-68
December 2014 Summer returned in 2014, but our migrant birds didn't 2014-67
November 2014 Thetford Bird Man scoops national award 2014-66
November 2014 What will the winter hold for birds? 2014-65
November 2014 Amazing Cuckoo completes 60,000 mile journey 2014-64
October 2014 Red Admiral resurgence in gardens 2014-62
October 2014 Bird Atlas team scoop RSPB's most prestigious award 2014-61
October 2014 Seabird scientist gets one of Ornithology's top awards 2014-60
October 2014 Spoon-billed Sandpiper team recognised 2014-59
October 2014 Friends of Skokholm and Skomer recognised 2014-58
October 2014 BBC science reporter receives one of Britain's top ornithological awards 2014-57
October 2014 Nigerian scientist receives prestigious British Ornithology award 2014-56
October 2014 Don't miss the Garden Wildlife Conference in Cambridgeshire 2014-55
September 2014 Will they stay or will they go? Records of garden birds needed in this remarkable year. 2014-54
September 2014 Are Lincolnshire gardens a haven for migrants? 2014-53
August 2014 Robins take a break from gardens thanks to extremely mild weather 2014-52
August 2014 Linnet low in Northern Ireland 2014-51
August 2014 A tale of three wagtails; familiar species in decline 2014-50
August 2014 Aerial feeders in Scotland 2014-49
August 2014 Welsh House Sparrows buck the trend 2014-48
July 2014 Norfolk Bat Survey honoured for inspiring the county 2014-47
July 2014 Wading birds feeling the strain on UK estuaries 2014-45
July 2014 Mixed fortunes for wading birds on Welsh estuaries 2014-44
July 2014 Wading birds feeling the strain on Scotland’s estuaries 2014-43
July 2014 Wading birds feeling the strain on Northern Ireland’s estuaries 2014-42
July 2014 Wading birds feeling the strain on England’s estuaries 2014-41
July 2014 Chris the Cuckoo waves goodbye to Britain again 2014-37
June 2014 Birds and Climate Change - A global review of the impact of climate change on birds 2014-36
June 2014 Cash for Cuckoos 2014-35
June 2014 How clever are the Rooks in your garden? 2014-34
June 2014 Good spring for Cornwall's Greenfinches? 2014-33
June 2014 The oldest of its kind 2014-32
June 2014 Fifteen winged saviours take to the air 2014-31
May 2014 Two globe-trotting Cuckoos return to the Broads 2014-30
May 2014 Satellite-tagged Cuckoo returns to Scotland for third summer 2014-29
May 2014 To feed or not to feed - that is the question 2014-28
April 2014 Famous Cuckoo makes it back to the UK against all the odds 2014-27
April 2014 A novel approach to monitoring bats 2014-26
April 2014 Scientists hold their breath for the return of a very special Cuckoo called Chris 2014-25
April 2014 Garden wildlife springs into action early 2014-24
April 2014 Norfolk asked to go 'batty' 2014-23
April 2014 All of Britain and Ireland’s birds mapped digitally for the first time 2014-22
April 2014 In a changing climate it's a dog eat dog world 2014-21
April 2014 What a difference a year makes; early nesting in 2014 2014-20
April 2014 Robo-sandals: National charity unveils GPS-guided footwear for birdwatchers 2014-19
March 2014 Dedicated volunteers count birds for two decades 2014-17
March 2014 Last call for winter thrushes 2014-16
March 2014 2013: Topsy-turvy year for garden birds 2014-15
March 2014 Ring-wearing Puffins needed 2014-13
March 2014 Devon Cuckoo comes back to life 2014-12
February 2014 British Puffins caught up in Biscay storms 2014-11
February 2014 Early birds fall on hard times 2014-10
February 2014 Putting up a nest box - one of the best things you can do for bird research 2014-07
January 2014 Wildlife presenter voted in as President 2014-04
January 2014 Nurture the nature in your garden. Call for garden-owners to help save Britain's wildlife 2014-03
December 2013 Where are all the thrushes? 2013-59
January 2014 The early bird catches the worm 2013-58
December 2013 He who shall hurt the little Wren, shall never be beloved by men 2013-57
December 2013 Nesting birds turn the clocks back 50 years after cold spring 2013-54
November 2013 Turbulent times for Ireland's birds 2013-53
November 2013 Garden butterfly boom 2013-52
November 2013 Seabird breeding highlights impact of commercial fisheries in the North Sea 2013-51
November 2013 All change for birds in Wales 2013-50
November 2013 Scotland - still a bonnie place for birds? 2013-49
November 2013 All change for Britain's birds - Bird Atlas 2007-11 2013-48
November 2013 Birds moving back into gardens 2013-47
November 2013 High flying birds at greater risk of collision with offshore wind turbines 2013-46
October 2013 New hope for two of the most threatened birds in the world 2013-45
October 2013 Dilys Breese Medal 2013-44
October 2013 Marsh Award for Innovative Ornithology 2013-43
October 2013 Marsh Award for Local Ornithology 2013-42
October 2013 Marsh International Award for Ornithology 2013-41
October 2013 Marsh Award for Ornithology 2013-40
October 2013 Bird surveys reveal population changes - for mammals! 2013-37
November 2013 Britain's nature networks provide hope for birds threatened by climate change 2013-36
October 2013 A tale of two pigeons 2013-35
September 2013 Good news for House Sparrows 2013-34
September 2013 Gardens aflutter with Small Tortoiseshells 2013-31
September 2013 Changing fortunes for our winter birds 2013-30
September 2013 Bye-bye Blackbird 2013-29
July 2013 Woodpecker worries in Wales 2013-28
July 2013 Collared Doves thriving in Northern Ireland 2013-27
July 2013 Swift screams silenced in Scotland 2013-26
July 2013 All change in the finch family; Siskins and Lesser Redpolls increase while Greenfinches decline 2013-25
July 2013 Eighty years and counting! 2013-22
June 2013 Follow that Cuckoo 2013-21
June 2013 Scotland’s upland birds need outdoor enthusiasts 2013-20
June 2013 Woodpeckers produce more youngsters when given extra food 2013-19
May 2013 Where on Earth do British House Martins go? 2013-18
May 2013 Help find Britain’s martins 2013-17
March 2013 Hedgehogs slow to get going this spring 2013-16
April 2013 How did the 2012 downpours affect nesting in garden birds and what will 2013 hold? 2013-15
April 2013 Help map Norfolk’s Bats 2013-14
March 2013 Another one bites the crust: struggling birds turn to feeders 2013-13
March 2013 Garden birdwatchers are seeing red 2013-12
February 2013 Garden birds indicate widespread failure in seed crops 2013-10
February 2013 Green gauge: finches go to seed 2013-08
February 2013 Give a bird a home - National Nest Box Week 14-21 February 2013 2013-07
February 2013 Farming in the tropics: how can both food production and biodiversity be maximised? 2013-06
January 2013 Citizen Scientists reveal how snow brings birds into gardens 2013-04
January 2013 Industrious bird ringers monitor industrial Waxwings 2013-02
January 2013 ‘Angry birds’ spotted in gardens 2013-01
December 2012 What's red, brown and white all over? 2012-49
November 2012 Rain stopped play: 2012 breeding season worst on record for many nesting birds 2012-46
November 2012 New strain of bird virus sweeps across Britain 2012-44
November 2012 Woodland birds charge into gardens 2012-41
October 2012 Squirrels are surging into gardens 2012-40
October 2012 Clock in with garden beauty 2012-38
October 2012 Immigrants put strain on scant resources 2012-37
October 2012 Thetford’s Nunnery Lakes Nature Reserve finds friends 2012-36
October 2012 Waterbirds in England respond to cold winter 2012-35
October 2012 Ducks down in Northern Ireland 2012-34
October 2012 Oystercatchers down at Scotland's important estuaries 2012-33
October 2012 Wales internationally important for wintering waterbirds 2012-32
October 2012 Mixed fortunes for wintering waterbirds 2012-31
September 2012 Thetford's wildlife needs you 2012-30
August 2012 Gardeners asked to get fruity! 2012-29
August 2012 Woodpigeons hit record high in gardens 2012-28
September 2012 Winter Thrushes Survey 2012-27
July 2012 House Sparrows prospering in Wales 2012-26
July 2012 Scottish Skylarks suffer 2012-25
July 2012 Meadow Pipits dwindling in Northern Ireland 2012-24
July 2012 Lapwings hit new low; further declines in breeding waders revealed 2012-23
July 2012 Fabulous finches flood into gardens 2012-22
July 2012 Gardeners going for gold 2012-21
June 2012 Scotland's own famous five 2012-20
June 2012 Wales get their own fantastic four 2012-19
June 2012 Mae Cymru wedi cael ei phedwar ffantastig 2012-19
June 2012 Famous five get eleven new friends 2012-18
July 2012 Surveys prove benefits of Environmental Stewardship for birds 2012-17
June 2012 Green shoots of recovery for House Sparrows? 2012-16
May 2012 How much does your bird garden weigh? 2012-15
May 2012 New resource for people wanting to improve their bird brains 2012-14
April 2012 Arctic blast threatens real Easter eggs 2012-13
April 2012 Martin the Cuckoo heads for home 2012-12
March 2012 BTO loses Clement 2012-11
March 2012 Going for Gold: Garden BirdWatch Results Published 2012-10
February 2012 Bird feeding proves recession-proof 2012-09
February 2012 Blizzard of birds hits frozen gardens 2012-08
February 2012 100,000 homes needed this spring 2012-07
February 2012 12.5 million birds can't be wrong 2012-06
January 2012 Britain's birds need runners 2012-05
January 2012 Brush up on thrushes 2012-04
January 2012 When is a Blackbird not a Blackbird... 2012-03
January 2012 Calling all East Anglian runners 2012-02
November 2011 Deer are bad news for birds 2011-46
October 2011 Top environmental journalist honoured 2011-44
November 2011 Welsh birds get a new office 2011-42
October 2011 Garden feeders support more birds than ever 2011-41
October 2011 Small bird goes large in East Sussex gardens 2011-40
October 2011 Scotland's new garden bird exhibits north-south divide 2011-39
October 2011 An App to aid Ringers 2011-36
September 2011 British garden bird disease spreads to Europe 2011-35
September 2011 Owls make local garden birdwatching a ‘hoot’! 2011-34
August 2011 Woodpigeons top the pecking order in local gardens 2011-33
August 2011 Houses with gardens are good news for sparrows 2011-32
August 2011 Snow and ice not so nice 2011-31
July 2011 Welsh Redstarts start up 2011-30
July 2011 Half of Scotland’s Wrens lost in recent cold winters 2011-29
July 2011 Volunteer birdwatchers help monitor tiny migrant in Northern Ireland 2011-28
July 2011 The future is Black and White 2011-27
July 2011 Welsh birds get a boost 2011-26
July 2011 Last chance for Welsh birds 2011-24
July 2011 Cyfle diwethaf i adar Cymru 2011-24
July 2011 A Field Guide to Monitoring Nests 2011-23
July 2011 12.5 million birds rely on Britain’s coasts and wetlands 2011-22
July 2011 Kingfishers bounce back in Thetford 2011-21
June 2011 Two thousand more citizen scientists help to conserve birds in Scotland 2011-20
May 2011 British singer goes missing 2011-19
May 2011 Who's moving into your garden? 2011-18
May 2011 Nesting birds are feeling the heat 2011-17
April 2011 Surrey – the best county for favourite garden birds 2011-16
April 2011 Changing of the guard for London's garden birds 2011-15
March 2011 Check your chicks for the BTO 2011-13
March 2011 World Sparrow Day: new results revealed 2011-12
March 2011 Thanks a million... 2011-11
March 2011 Industrial sites recognised as vital havens for UK’s birdlife 2011-10
February 2011 Garden BirdWatch Annual Results: Focus on Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland 2011-09
February 2011 Garden BirdWatch Annual Results: Focus on Scotland 2011-08
February 2011 Garden BirdWatch Annual Results: Focus on Wales 2011-07
February 2011 Garden BirdWatch Annual Results: Focus on England 2011-06
February 2011 Catch who’s cuddling in your garden this Valentine’s Day 2011-05
February 2011 A helping hand for garden birds 2011-04
February 2011 National Nest Box Week 2011 2011-03
January 2011 Herefordshire and Wye Valley garden birds: spectacular winter results 2011-02
January 2011 Scottish garden birds this winter: the colourful results 2011-01
December 2010 Wanted! Dead Fulmars 2010-12-63
December 2010 Big garden beak watch 2010-12-62
December 2010 God rest ye chilly gentle Wren 2010-12-61
December 2010 Flocky Robin - numbers rocket in gardens 2010-12-60
December 2010 Inverness man receives national award 2010-12-59
December 2010 Essex birds come in from the cold 2010-12-58
December 2010 Waxing lyrical about northwest garden birds 2010-12-57
December 2010 Birds of a feather sleep together 2010-12-56
December 2010 Box nests do best in 2010 2010-12-55
December 2010 North east gardens hit by blizzard of birds 2010-12-54
December 2010 Scottish gardens hit by blizzard of birds 2010-12-53
November 2010 Cornish gardens are painted pink 2010-11-52
November 2010 Ice to see you! Garden birds return 2010-11-51
November 2010 TV wildlife presenter Chris Packham scoops top award 2010-11-50
November 2010 University of East Anglia ornithologist honoured 2010-11-49
November 2010 Cheshire and Wirral Ornithological Society honoured 2010-11-48
November 2010 Latest update on the contrasting fortunes of Britain's birds 2010-11-47
November 2010 Last chance for winter birdwatchers 2010-11-46
October 2010 Food for thought: feed the birds 2010-10-43
November 2010 Birds benefit from a Christmas break 2010-10-40
September 2010 Feeling blue: garden acrobat takes a tumble 2010-09-39
August 2010 The caring nature of British business 2010-08-38
August 2010 Turning tides for waterbirds in the UK 2010-08-37
July 2010 East Anglian birds feeling the heat 2010-07-36
July 2010 Keep an eye out for colour-dyed Manx Shearwaters 2010-07-35
July 2010 Roadside raptor takes a downward turn 2010-07-34
July 2010 Welsh birds fight off the cold 2010-07-33
July 2010 Larks descending in Northern Ireland 2010-07-32
July 2010 Scottish warblers on the increase - but concern for Kestrels 2010-07-31
July 2010 Lucky number 15 for Shropshire's garden birds 2010-07-30
June 2010 Getting a handle on Spoon-billed Sandpipers - one of the world's rarest birds 2010-06-28
June 2010 Springwatch celebrity backs Norfolk bird charity 2010-06-27
June 2010 Britain's smallest bird continues to shrink 2010-06-26
June 2010 Nature's flycatcher needs your help 2010-06-25
April 2010 Buckinghamshire's garden birds hit the jackpot 2010-04-14
March 2010 Welsh bird in serious trouble 2010-03-13
March 2010 Meet your nesting neighbours 2010-03-12
March 2010 Chris Packham welcomes spring 2010-03-11
March 2010 Are predators to blame for songbird declines? 2010-03-10
March 2010 Business gets behind UK's wildlife 2010-03-09
March 2010 Britain - A nation of bird lovers 2010-03-08
February 2010 100 Million birds in the bank 2010-02-07
February 2010 Boost for Britain's biodiversity 2010-02-06
February 2010 Get the book that money can't buy 2010-02-05
January 2010 Are these Britain's least favourite birds 2010-01-04
January 2010 Love your birds? ...give them a nest box on Valentine's Day 2010-01-03
January 2010 Birds seek refuge in Britain’s snowy gardens 2010-01-02
January 2010 Birds need friendly neighbours! 2010-01-01
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