BTO News

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BTO members receive our exciting, full-colour 32 page magazine BTO News four times a year, supplemented with the Annual Review magazine and Volunteer, both of which are published annually. BTO News keeps you informed of the work of the Trust and related topical issues concerning birds and the environment, all illustrated with stunning photographs. See how we use your records, and how vital they are for our work, contributing enormously to our research understanding bird populations and identifying effective conservation measures. You will also learn about other BTO research, new and upcoming surveys and how you can help.

Each feature-packed issue also tells you the latest bird news, gives information on recently published books and reviews of new products, includes top tips on bird ID, and lets you know of events, training courses and conferences around the country.

As a taster, here's a preview of some of the articles in recent issues:

Opinion piece by Alison Johnston (Issue 322, Spring 2017)

Our Ecological Statistician discusses the role gender plays in birdwatching and ornithology, and why equality matters. Alison Johnston Opinion piece, BTO News 322 (PDF, 422.87 KB)

Product review: ZEISS Victory SF binoculars (Issue 322, Spring 2017)

Our Training Manger, Su Gough, and Research Ecologist, Greg Conway, test out the latest binoculars from ZEISS - what's their verdict? ZEISS Victory SF reviews, BTO News 322.pdf (PDF, 215.87 KB)

Ornithological masterclass: avian evolution (Issue 321, Winter 2016)

Chris Cooney and Gavin Thomas from the University of Sheffield take readers on a whistle-stop tour through 165 million years to explain just where today's birds come from. Ornithological masterclass, BTO News 321 (PDF, 697.24 KB)

Inspiring the next generation (Issue 320, Autumn 2016)

Young birders write about their experiences at our inaugural BTO Bird Camp in May 2016. BTO Bird Camp, BTO News 320.pdf (PDF, 691.68 KB)

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