A world inspired by birds and informed by science.
Making birdwatching countWe empower 60,000 bird-enthusiasts to gather vital data, develop their skills and be part of a vibrant community.
Championing impartial scienceWe answer the most pressing questions about birds, through our thorough and impartial scientific research.
Sharing our bird knowledgeWe communicate our knowledge and expertise to increase the value of birds and other wildlife for all.
BTO’s role in the People’s Plan for Nature
BTO’s CEO Juliet Vickery explains how our new strategy will contribute to this ambitious call to action.
Butterflies find safe haven in UK gardens
Data from 7,971 gardens between 2007 and 2020 have been used to produce garden-specific abundance trends for 22 widespread butterfly species.
From expert ringers to garden enthusiasts, we have a range of projects to suit everyone.
Help with research into garden wildlife by joining our Garden BirdWatch community.
Join BTO today
Choose from a range of memberships including a monthly subscription, Life, Young Birder or Gift membership.
Guides and courses
Improve your birding, fieldcraft and surveying skills. Browse our range of helpful guides and training courses.
More ways we work
Wave of avian influenza hitting Black-headed Gulls
Fears grow around the new wave of Avian Flu as the disease kills thousands of inland gulls.
Guidance information for volunteer fieldworkers
Information about insurance, access rights, safeguarding, health and safety, and our Fieldwork Hazard Checklist.
Equality vs equity: a crucial distinction in BTO’s work around diversity and inclusion
BTO's CEO Juliet Vickery discusses a shift in our focus.