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 Data Reports
Our reports provide rigorous scientific information to inform Environmental Impact Assessments in the UK.
Understanding the impacts of climate change on seabirds
Making the most of BirdTrack data locally
Working together for seabirds
Supporting Curlew conservation and understanding wader declines
Garden BirdWatch and our garden and urban bird research
The value of a complete quarter-century of weekly garden bird observations from the length and breadth of the country.
Assessing BTO impact
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.
Assessing agri-environment schemes
BTO research is helping to shape the modern farmed landscape by informing agri-environment schemes.
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
Too wet to nest?
A common issue that many analysts of biological data encounter is that of detectability. For a human population we can (in principle) count every individual. For wildlife though, things are trickier, and only rarely is...
Avian influenza - the disease, its impacts and our work
From symptoms and outbreaks to impacts and mitigation, learn more about avian flu and our dedication to tackling it.
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