Welcome to BTO Northern Ireland

BTO is particularly active in Northern Ireland: there are many ways that anyone with an interest in birds can get involved. There are surveys and events that enable involvement by everyone, from those with very limited bird knowledge, right through to expert birders.
Copeland Islands. Katherine Booth Jones
Copeland Islands. Katherine Booth Jones

We need more people to help gather information about Northern Ireland's birds. The more we know about our bird populations, the better we can inform and influence conservation policy-making in the province, and the planning of conservation action.

We have a dynamic team of BTO volunteers based throughout Northern Ireland, who are always looking for more people to help improve our knowledge.

BTO NI is supported in part through generous funding from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA)/Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA).

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Northern Ireland’s birds

Our surveys are vital. The data they produce help us drive positive change for the very special birds found in Northern Ireland.

But increased pressure on funding is putting our surveys and data at risk – which is why we need your support.

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northern.ireland [at] bto.org

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Meet the team

BTO scientists and engagement staff work in Northern Ireland, supported by dedicated Regional Network volunteers.

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