Read examples of work where BTO volunteers and research scientists are able to address conservation and research challenges to deliver impactful results. Some studies also illustrate the value of public participation in science and the opportunities to engage new audiences with our work.
BTO science contributes to our understanding of future scenarios, and informing policies and conservation management strategies to help species adapt.
BTO research is helping to shape the modern farmed landscape by informing agri-environment schemes.
BTO’s volunteers and research staff monitor change in the environment, delivering the information used to plan and assess conservation action, and informing decision-making processes for the benefits of society, wildlife and the natural world.Mike Toms, BTO Head of Communications
Scottish Birdwatchers' Conference
Every year the Scottish Ornithologist's Club arrange a one-day Scottish Birdwatchers’ Conference, organised by a local branch of the SOC, in conjunction with BTO Scotland.
BTO research harnesses citizen science to make breakthroughs in bat monitoring
Bat monitoring has traditionally been challenging, because most species are nocturnal, wide-ranging and difficult to identify. Whilst the National Bat Monitoring Programme run by the Bat Conservation Trust (BCT)...