Case Studies

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.

Black Kite. Jill Pakenham
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Climate change in a warming world

BTO science contributes to our understanding of future scenarios, and informing policies and conservation management strategies to help species adapt.

Yellowhammer by Jill Pakenham.

Assessing agri-environment schemes

BTO research is helping to shape the modern farmed landscape by informing agri-environment schemes.

Artist Bruce Pearson working in the field in Senegal as part of the BTO/SWLA Flight Lines project

Introducing new audiences to work on migrant birds

Discover how art and the written word are increasing engagement with migrant birds and the challenges that they face

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

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