With migration slowing to a trickle during midsummer, we now turn our thoughts to late summer and the first hints of autumn migration.
Citizen Science in Shetland
BTO volunteer Hugh Tooby shares his journey through Shetland as part of the Upland Rovers scheme.
25 Feb 2020
BirdTrack — a Swiss army knife in BTO’s toolkit?
BTO’s Ecological Statistician Philipp Boersch-Supan explains the insights BirdTrack records can provide.
13 Feb 2020
Volunteering at a Bird Observatory
Louis Driver shares his experiences of volunteering at Bardsey Bird Observatory, supported by the Young Bird Observatory Volunteer programme.
29 Jan 2020
Tracking Short-eared Owls: Notes from the field
Why would anyone choose to spend a winter’s night out on a cold Orkney moor? Ben Darvill gives an insight into the dedication of Short-eared Owl fieldworkers, and their amazing discoveries.
28 Jan 2020
Widening BTO's appeal
Andy Clements, BTO's Chief Executive, looks at how BTO can engage new audiences.
20 Dec 2019
The British Patch
Luke Hawkins introduces us to his patch and explains why he loves patch birding.
11 Dec 2019
Nocmig: A beginner's guide
Jonathan Heath explains how nocmigging is changing the way he views the birds around him.
08 Nov 2019
BTO's Young Leaders Course
The attendees of BTO's Young Leaders Course reflect on what they learned at Spurn.
05 Aug 2019
Gen Z and the BTO
Amy Hall discusses how BTO can better provide opportunities for the next generation of ornithologists.
22 Nov 2019
Unlocking the science to reveal the state of nature
David Noble takes a sober look at the latest State of Nature Report.
02 Oct 2019
Garden birds: to feed or not to feed?
Almost half of the households in the UK feed their garden birds. But should we? Dr Kate Plummer explores the effects of feeding on bird populations.
20 Sep 2019
A new president, a renewed purpose?
As BTO's new president, Frank talks about his birding background and what he values about BTO
12 Aug 2019
What effect might annual releases of non-native gamebirds be having on native biodiversity?
Henrietta Pringle reveals the work behind a recent paper on gamebirds and predation.
02 Jul 2019
General licences and BTO
Andy Clements, BTO Chief Executive, sets out BTO’s position regarding the current debate about wildlife licensing.
03 May 2019
Blogs on specific topics
Our Demog blog features latest news and stories from the BTO’s Ringing and Nest Recording teams, along with some fascinating contributions from blog followers.
Spring and autumn are exciting times of year as migrant birds arrive in and depart from Britain. In the Migration Blog, we make predictions about when to expect interesting migrant arrivals.
Understanding Curlew populations in Wales
Several tracking projects combine to determine the migration routes, wintering locations and breeding season movements of Welsh Curlew.
Wader ID virtual training (2 sessions, Wednesdays 10am)
The August run of our Wader ID course sold out within 3 days! If you want to register your interest in a future run of this course, please email training [at] bto.org. For priority booking on our UK-wide online courses...