Welcome to BTO Cymru
We need more volunteer surveyors across Wales, to enhance our suite of monitoring and specific projects across the country.
The expertise of BTO Cymru staff in the Welsh countryside and culture means they can feed back to the BTO’s headquarters and ensure that the BTO’s national monitoring surveys and research is relevant to Wales.
BTO and the ECHOES project
BTO Cymru is a partner in the ECHOES project (Effect of climate change on bird habitats around the Irish Sea).
- The ECHOES project aims to address the impacts of climate change on coastal habitats in the Irish Sea.
- It explores the knock-on effects of these impacts on our society, economy, and shared ecosystems.
- The project runs from Dec 2019 until June 2023 and draws together expertise and stakeholders from both sides of the Irish Sea.
The key priority for the ECHOES project is to raise awareness of climate change impacts, as well as how we can monitor, manage and adapt to these impacts.
Our work with ECHOES
Working with the ECHOES project, BTO Cymru is using innovative scientific approaches to further our understanding of Greenland White-fronted goose and Eurasian Curlew behaviour and distribution.
We will publish more information about the results of our partnership work at the end of the project.
The ECHOES project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund, through the Ireland Wales Cooperation Programme.
BTO Cymru is located at: Thoday Building, Bangor University, Deiniol Road, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2UW.
Tel: 01248 383285
Email Kelvin Jones, BTO Cymru Development Coordinator: kelvin.jones [at] bto.org
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Providing the evidence for policy
BTO Cymru’s Rachel Taylor and Callum Macgregor reflect on working at the interface between science and policy for their research on Cormorant and Goosander populations in Wales.
Understanding Curlew populations in Wales
Several tracking projects combine to determine the migration routes, wintering locations and breeding season movements of Welsh Curlew.