Our work in Scotland
Scotland is a wonderful place for both birds and people. At times, difficult decisions need to be made which might impact on our wildlife populations. Our impartial scientific evidence is critical, and enables such decisions to be well-informed. We focus on Scottish habitats, species and policy-relevant issues, delivered within BTO's UK-wide research framework.
Our impartial research in Scotland
A overview of our main research themes, interests and areas of expertise
Engaging and developing volunteers
An overview of our work reaching new audiences and supporting their development
Blog: Short-eared Owls - notes from the field
An insight into what it takes to find a Short-eared Owl nest, then catch and tag an adult
Estimating trends for Red and Roe deer
Red and Roe Deer distribution, abundance and trends based on BTO/JNCC/RSPB Breeding Bird Survey data
Delivering robust population trends for Scotland's widespread breeding birds
Research from BTO Scotland investigating how to improve the effectiveness of the BTO/JNCC/RSPB Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) in monitoring Scotland’s birds.
Short-eared Owl Tracking
New tracking work aims to better understand why this hard to monitor species may be in decline.