List of all BTO surveys

The BTO has carried out around 250 surveys since the 1930s. These are listed below in approximately reverse chronological order.

Linked to the name of the survey in the below is a full description including details of why the survey started, a summary of its results, its field methods, details of collaborators, organisers, publications and data all under a standard series of headings.

Most of the current surveys also have separate web pages and these are linked where they exist. These contain a variable amount of some but not all of the same information.

A list of surveys which covered any particular species or area is available here.

Continuing Surveys

Ringing
-- Constant Effort Sites
-- Retrapping Adults for Survival
-- Moult
 
Nest Records Scheme
-- Nestbox Challenge
-- Barn Owl Monitoring Scheme
Breeding Bird Survey (PDF, 79.67 KB)
-- Low Tide Counts  (PDF, 90.24 KB)
BirdTrack (PDF, 74.45 KB)
Garden BirdWatch (PDF, 74.73 KB)
Garden Nesting Survey (PDF, 78.95 KB)
Heronries (PDF, 78.15 KB)

Current Special Surveys

Woodcock 2013
Winter Thrushes
Nightingale 2012
House Martins (PDF, 60.63 KB)
Hen Harrier Roosts 1985/86 -

Large Scale completed Surveys

Bird Atlas 2007-2011 (PDF, 81.34 KB)
1988-1991 Breeding Atlas  (PDF, 90.73 KB)
1968-1972 Breeding Atlas (PDF, 83.18 KB)

Completed Surveys 2005-2010

Ringed Plover 2007
Little Ringed Plover 2007
Lapwings in Plots 2007 (PDF, 74.38 KB)
Winter Plovers 2006/07 (PDF, 71.09 KB)
Ptarmigan 2006 (PDF, 76.31 KB)
Dartford Warbler 2006 (PDF, 90.78 KB)
Woodlark 2006 (PDF, 89.46 KB)
Short-eared Owl 2006 (PDF, 75.81 KB)

Surveys with Fieldwork started 2000-2005

Tawny Owl 2005 (PDF, 69.17 KB)
Wintering Warblers 2004/05
Nightjar 2004 (PDF, 88.22 KB)
Shortest Day 2004 (PDF, 67.59 KB)
Swallow Feeding 2004 (PDF, 87.7 KB)
House Sparrow 2003-2004 (PDF, 83.23 KB)
Woodcock 2003 (PDF, 97.23 KB)
Herons Survey 2003 (PDF, 76.82 KB)
Golden Plover 2003 (PDF, 65.43 KB)
Swallow Roosts 2002-2006 (PDF, 66.28 KB)
London Birds 2002-2004 (PDF, 74.76 KB)
Migration Watch 2002-2004 (PDF, 72.58 KB)
Peregrine 2002 (PDF, 80.54 KB)
Winter Mammal Monitoring (PDF, 73.62 KB)
Naturalised Goose 2000 (PDF, 93.67 KB)
Countryside 2000 (PDF, 89.35 KB)
Woodland Re-survey (PDF, 84.37 KB)

Surveys with Fieldwork started 1990-1999

Nightingale 1999 (PDF, 92.78 KB)
Lapwing 1998 (PDF, 81.12 KB)
Plover winter flocks 1998
Farm Woods 1998-1999 (PDF, 63.92 KB)
Skylark wintering 1997/98 (PDF, 90.45 KB)
Skylark breeding 1997 (PDF, 87.81 KB)
Woodlark 1997 (PDF, 85.72 KB)
Sawbills 1997 (PDF, 88.62 KB)
Rooks 1996 (PDF, 84.66 KB)
Set-Aside 1995-1997 (PDF, 84.78 KB)
Farmland Buntings 1993 (PDF, 89.49 KB)
Winter Gull Roosts 1993 (PDF, 79.7 KB)
Organic Farming 1992-1995 (PDF, 82.63 KB)
Nightjar 1992 (PDF, 78.45 KB)
Peregrine 1991 (PDF, 77.07 KB)
Mute Swan 1990 (PDF, 84.09 KB)

Surveys with Fieldwork started 1980-1989

Winter Hedgerow 1988-1989 (PDF, 75.64 KB)
European Atlas 1985-1988 (PDF, 82.73 KB)
Lapwings 1987 (PDF, 77.51 KB)
Sawbills 1987 (PDF, 83.41 KB)
Woodlark 1986 (PDF, 76.64 KB)
Herons Census 1985 (PDF, 70.86 KB)
Wood Warbler 1984-85 (PDF, 68 KB)
Little Ringed Plover 1984 (PDF, 65.23 KB)
Ringed Plover 1984 (PDF, 68.26 KB)
Buzzard 1983 (PDF, 75.1 KB)
Mute Swan 1983 (PDF, 69.9 KB)
Winter Gull Roosts 1983 (PDF, 77.4 KB)
Cirl Bunting 1982 (PDF, 64.49 KB)
Chough 1982 (PDF, 71.61 KB)
Peregrine 1981 (PDF, 67.8 KB)
Nightjar 1981 (PDF, 74.59 KB)
Nightingale 1980 (PDF, 76.17 KB)
Rook 1980 (PDF, 66.93 KB)

Surveys with Fieldwork started 1930s-1979

Kittiwake 1979 (PDF, 65.07 KB)
Corncrake 1978 (PDF, 70.04 KB)
Mute Swan 1978 (PDF, 76.23 KB)
Black Redstart 1977 (PDF, 63.08 KB)
Nightingale 1976 (PDF, 67.19 KB)
Great Crested Grebe 1975 (PDF, 65.61 KB)
Rook 1975 (PDF, 65.5 KB)
Black-headed Gulls 1973 (PDF, 65.97 KB)
Ringed Plover 1973 (PDF, 64.4 KB)
Little Ringed Plover 1973 (PDF, 63.52 KB)
Inland Waders 1971-1974 (PDF, 61.02 KB)
Peregrine 1971 (PDF, 68.79 KB)
Siskin 1971 (PDF, 63.08 KB)
Birds in Churchyards 1971 (PDF, 63.42 KB)
Red-backed Shrike 1971 (PDF, 59.7 KB)
Winter bird counts 1969 (PDF, 58.4 KB)
Kestrel 1967 (PDF, 52.5 KB)
Twite 1966-1972 (PDF, 64.47 KB)
Peregrine 1965-66 (PDF, 64.44 KB)
Great Crested Grebe 1965 (PDF, 70.05 KB)
Distribution Survey 1964 (PDF, 59.95 KB)
Wryneck 1964-66 (PDF, 66.35 KB)
Herons 1964 (PDF, 67.87 KB)
Peregrine 1963-64 (PDF, 64.44 KB)
Sand Martin 1962-1968 (PDF, 69.37 KB)
Peregrine 1961-62 (PDF, 72.51 KB)
Mute Swan 1961 (PDF, 70.09 KB)
Stonechat 1961 (PDF, 59.93 KB)
Whooper Swan 1960/61 (PDF, 64.59 KB)
Lapwing 1960-61 (PDF, 63.98 KB)
Road Deaths 1960-61 (PDF, 64.56 KB)
Red-backed Shrike 1960 (PDF, 60.28 KB)
Kittiwake 1959 (PDF, 68.3 KB)
Fulmar 1959 (PDF, 63.5 KB)
Black-headed Gull 1958 (PDF, 68.93 KB)
House Sparrow habits 1958 (PDF, 61.02 KB)
Nightjar 1957-1958 (PDF, 64.31 KB)
Mute Swan 1955-1956 (PDF, 69.91 KB)
Coot flocks 1955-1958 (PDF, 60.05 KB)
Woodpigeon in autumn 1955 (PDF, 64.16 KB)
Buzzard 1954-1956 (PDF, 64.52 KB)
Wryneck 1954-1958 (PDF, 64.55 KB)
Heronries 1954 (PDF, 70.96 KB)
British Bird Haunts 1954 (PDF, 47.04 KB)
Nature Reserves 1953-1954 (PDF, 68.75 KB)
Roosting Sites 1953-1962 (PDF, 59.48 KB)
Canada Goose 1953 (PDF, 63.09 KB)
Wintering Gulls 1952-1953 (PDF, 70.16 KB)
Pied Flycatcher 1952-1962 (PDF, 67.09 KB)
Visible Migration 1952 (PDF, 59.83 KB)
Swift Migration 1947-1950 (PDF, 64.17 KB)
Rooks 1944-1946 (PDF, 65.51 KB)
Fulmar 1944-1949 (PDF, 71.33 KB)
Black Redstart 1944-1956 (PDF, 68.2 KB)
Woodpigeon 1942-1946 (PDF, 65.54 KB)
Nest Sanitation 1941-1947 (PDF, 60.38 KB)
Local Lists 1939-1945 (PDF, 59.76 KB)
Redshank 1939 (PDF, 62.65 KB)
Corncrake 1938-1939 (PDF, 67.67 KB)
Song Period 1937-1940 (PDF, 67.39 KB)
Lapwing Habitat 1937 (PDF, 73.07 KB)
Little Owl Food 1936-1937 (PDF, 68.11 KB)
Woodland Bird 1936-1937 (PDF, 67.92 KB)
Great Crested Grebe 1935 (PDF, 62.43 KB)
Swallow 1934-1935 (PDF, 64.15 KB)
Fulmar Petrel 1934-1944 (PDF, 71.33 KB)
Woodcock 1934 (PDF, 64.88 KB)
Heathland Birds 1934 (PDF, 66.69 KB)
Rooks in Somerset 1933 (PDF, 61.72 KB)
Great Crested Grebe 1931 (PDF, 65.74 KB)