BTO science covers two important aspects: monitoring and research. Our integration of the two is a significant strength of the organisation.
We combine the skills and passion of birdwatchers with innovative analyses and the latest data-gathering technology. We deliver science that is impartial, impactful and relevant, informing the management of the natural world.
Collecting evidenceBTO coordinates over 60,000 dedicated volunteers to collect biological data to build robust, long-term datasets.
Innovative methodsBTO's staff of expert scientists are constantly developing better methods to capture and analyse high quality data.
Policy impactsBTO informs sound conservation policy & practice via the production of high-impact impartial publications.
Welcome to BirdFacts
Key information about the UK’s birds and their changing fortunes, based on data collected by BTO and partner organisations.
Products and technologies
Cutting-edge tracking devices and acoustic monitoring tools for research, conservation, and commercial use.