Survey methods (Help and Guidance)
Thank you for volunteering for the Breeding Bird Survey! The survey is organised via a network of volunteer Regional Organisers (ROs). Your RO will tell you which square to survey, and will be able to help with any queries.
The sections below include all the information you need to survey a BBS square. Your RO will also give you this information as a set of paper instructions.
For full instructions, please see the downloads page.
What we can learn from 25 years of watching gardens
Exploring the value of a complete quarter-century of weekly garden bird observations from BTO's Garden BirdWatch covering the length and breadth of the country.
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.