Join Garden BirdWatch

Participate free at this time in a great citizen science project by telling us what you see outside your window. Help Britain’s birds and get more pleasure from your garden today.
Great-spotted Woodpecker. Sarah Kelman
Great-spotted Woodpecker. Sarah Kelman

Join GBW and help garden birds

BTO is a charity that relies on the generosity of passionate birdwatchers like you. Funds raised from GBW mean that we can better understand how to help garden birds and other wildlife.

BTO not only wishes to help our garden birds, but we want to bring people together and support wellbeing. We are therefore currently offering GBW for free to encourage people to discover the joy of birdwatching and nature. Whilst we can offer this subscription for free at this time, it does mean that BTO will lose a significant source of income. If you are in the position to help with a donation, however large or small, we would be extremely grateful.

Thank you for your support.

The free offer will include access to our online recording system, and our regular e-newsletter with information on recording and identifying garden wildlife. The free membership will be valid for one year, after which it will expire as normal.

New to BTO? Register your account before sign-up

Already have a BTO account? sign-up to GBW via My BTO

The project is funded by our members through an annual subscription of £17. Under normal circumstances, joining GBW includes:

  • A copy of the acclaimed 220-page 'Garden Birds and Other Wildlife' (RRP £14.99), which will help you identify and learn more about your garden wildlife
  • Our magazine Bird Table delivered four times a year
  • Access to expert advice from the BTO to help you identify, understand and look after the wildlife in your garden
  • Our regular e-newsletter, packed with information on recording and identifying garden wildlife, and news from the GBW community

At this time, we are unable to offer the joining pack with book and magazine; instead we are offering an online GBW membership for free, with regular electronic communications to keep you connected.

Garden Birds and other wildlife book cover
Garden Birds and other wildlife - one of BBC Gardeners' World magazine's picks of the year.

Give Garden BirdWatch as a gift

Buy a GBW gift membership by credit or debit card and choose to whether to receive the giftpack or send directly to the recipient.

Due to current exceptional circumstances, we do not know when delivery of gift membership packs will resume - we will send them as soon as we are able.

Buy a Gift Membership online Choose the Garden BirdWatch option

Want more information?

Want to find out more about GBW first? Request a free information pack.

Looking to renew?

If you are already a member, you can renew your support.

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