Join the British Trust for Ornithology today

Join by Direct Debit, and start supporting the work of the BTO today

  • Single Membership
     
  • £3.00 a month

  • £36 a year
  • Joint Membership
     
  • £4.00 a month

  • £48 a year
  • Benefactor Membership
  • £10 a month

  • £120 a year
  • Young Birder
     
  • £12 a
    year

  • For 11 -18 year olds
  • One Young Birder membership free with Joint Membership

.Why become a member of the BTO?

Undiscovered Owls cover

Membership Gift - a copy of Undiscovered Owls or Collins BTO Guide to British Birds

Thank you for your interest in joining BTO.  

By becoming a member you can help ensure our long history of impartial science can continue to inform our understanding of birds’ lives in a changing world.

To support the launch of our new Tawny Owl Calling Survey you can choose ‘Undiscovered Owls: A Sound Approach Guide’ as your free gift, while stocks last.

Undiscovered Owls includes 4 CDs of digital stereo recordings of the owls of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, with illustrated annotated sonograms in the book as well as beautiful illustrations and photographs of owls.

BTO member pack 2018

BTO Membership pack

As a member you will receive:

  • A member's pack to welcome you into our community
  • A subscription to BTO News magazine
  • Monthly e-newsletter with latest news, features and offers
  • Free gift - receive a copy of Undiscovered Owls: A Sound Approach Guide (rrp £39.95) or Collins BTO Guide to British Birds

Concessions are available.

.Give BTO membership as a gift

BTO member pack 2018

A BTO gift membership is a great way of supporting the work of the BTO whilst providing a unique and special present for your friends or family. Gift memberships include a full welcome pack complete with a year’s subscription to our fantastic members’ magazine BTO News.

Gift memberships also receive all of the following benefits:

  • Monthly e-newsletter with latest news, features and offers
  • Free gift - receive a copy of Undiscovered Owls: A Sound Approach Guide (rrp £39.95) or Collins BTO Guide to British Birds  

Buy a Gift Membershipby Credit / Debit card

.Increase your support - become a BTO Benefactor

BTO President,Chris Packham

"Join me in supporting the BTO today
- for life"
- Chris Packham, BTO President.

An increasing number of our members demonstrate their commitment to our work by becoming benefactors.

The title 'Benefactor' is awarded to one or two members, who individually or jointly, are able to give £10 or more a month for their membership. It comes with all the usual benefits, plus we'd be happy to include any additional BTO journal subscriptions you would like. As a small token of our thanks, we've commissioned an exclusive BTO Benefactor lapel badge which we hope you will wear with pride.

Benefactors help increase our financial independence and shield us from reductions in government income for research. They go a long way towards securing the longevity of our gold standard monitoring schemes.

Alternatively, consider Life Membership - Allow us to put a lifetime of membership support to good use now.

Choose 'Benefactor'when you join by annual Direct Debit or join by monthly Direct Debit

Existing members can upgrade to become a benefactor when they renew.

If you pay annually and this payment has recently been debited at your existing rate, we will only process the balance payable. If you would like us to keep your previous payment as a donation, just let us know.

.Under 18? Join us and help safeguard the future of Britain’s Birds

Alex Rhodes, BTO member and volunteer

"The BTO community has provided me the best opportunity
to engage with, be inspired by and receive mentoring
from a strong network of  scientists and fellow young birders alike.
"
- Alex Rhodes, BTO member and volunteer

With Young Birder membership you will secure a connection with the BTO that will help you get directly involved in our vital research as a citizen scientist. You’ll have fun gaining a deeper understanding of our birds and learn new skills to enable you to help them - your own birdwatching will provide information that is at the heart of conservation.

You'll receive:

  • Our welcome pack
  • Exclusive monthly newsletters to inspire your birdwatching
  • Opportunities to join our online communities and be a guest contributor
  • Online access to our member’s exclusive magazine BTO News
  • Free gift - receive a copy of Undiscovered Owls: A Sound Approach Guide (rrp £39.95) or Collins BTO Guide to British Birds  

.Other ways to join

.BTO Membership magazines

All members receive

BTO News and Annual Review covers

BTO News 


BTO members recieve four issues of BTO News every year.

More information on BTO News.

Fellow Members receive

Bird Study journal

Bird Study journal

Bird Study is vital reading if you are interested in field ornithology - especially related to evidence-based bird conservation.

More imformation on Bird Study Journal.

Add for £12.75 a year

RInging & Migration journal

Ringing & Migration

Ringing & Migration is the journal of the BTO ringing scheme.  It is published twice a year and includes the annual report on bird ringing in Britain & Ireland for the preceding year.

More information on Ringing & Migration journal.

What BTO members say

  • Tom Cadwallender, BTO member and volunteer

    "Birds are important to us, and we've had so much pleasure from watching them, it's good to give something back. Besides, bird surveys really are great fun!"

    Tom Cadwallender

  • Alex Rhodes, BTO member and volunteer

    "The BTO community has provided me the best opportunity to engage with, be inspired by and receive mentoring from a strong network of scientists and fellow young birders alike."

    Alex Rhodes

  • Elizabeth Cook, BTO member and volunteer

    "I find the BTO News and the emails I receive helpful and inspiring - well worth the annual subscription. Anyone who is serious about their birdwatching would benefit by being a member of this outstanding organisation."

    Elizabeth Cook