We live in a time of accelerating technological development, which offers considerable new potential for monitoring and research. To make the most of these opportunities, through collaboration, BTO is involved in:
- The development and testing of new animal tracking technology
- The development of new approaches to use passive sound recording for biodiversity monitoring of a range of taxa from bats to bush crickets
- The development of new mobile and web-based applications to support citizen science, as well as integrating potential changes with the heritage of our long-term archives
Spotted Flycatcher Appeal
Help us pinpoint why Spotted Flycatchers are dying, and address the alarming declines that we have charted over the last 50 years.
Short-eared Owl tracking Appeal
Short-eared Owls are declining. By funding further research we will be able to work towards securing their future.
Track our Cuckoos as they migrate
The Cuckoo Tracking Project has been revealing new discoveries about how British Cuckoos migrate, and the challenges they face. Follow and support this ground-breaking project.
Assessing habitat use of Herring Gulls in the Morecambe Bay SPA using GPS tracking devices
Record your sightings on the go with BirdTrack
Whether you record the birds in your local park or when you go birdwatching further afield you can add them to BirdTrack and see how your records develop over months and years.
Record the bats in your local area
No knowledge of bats is required, simply borrow a detector from your local pick up point and put it out overnight to record any passing bats.
Sample size required to characterize area use of tracked seabirds
Conflicts in resource use between humans and wildlife populations are increasingly determined through quantitative approaches. To better understand interactions between birds and human activities in the marine environment, telemetry is routinely used to characterize the area use of species, but...
Assessing behaviour of Lesser Black-backed Gulls from the Ribble and Alt Estuaries SPA using GPS tracking devices
Chris is a Senior Research Ecologist in International Research Team where he works on the ecology and conservation of Afro-Palaearctic migratory birds and of forest birds across the world. Projects primarily focus of population changes, habitats and migration strategies of these species.
GPS tracks and cutting edge stats shed new light on seabird flight heights
New research led by the BTO has used a combination of GPS-tracking and advanced statistics to provide new insights into seabird flight heights by night and day. This study gives important information on the risk of seabirds colliding with offshore wind turbines and at a time when governments...