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Awards recognise the contributions of professional and volunteer ornithologists
The 2023 Marsh Awards for Ornithology were presented in London’s Mall Galleries.
07 Nov 2023
Big Bird Race 2023
Over 100 people across the UK came together to share their excitement about birds and celebrate BTO’s 90th anniversary in the Big Bird Race 2023.
03 Oct 2023
Bird Camp Northern Ireland 2023
BTO Youth was joined by 15 young wildlife enthusiasts at 2023’s Bird Camp Northern Ireland.
01 Aug 2023
Avian influenza spreads into more threatened seabird species
Thousands of seabirds suspected to have died from avian influenza are once again washing up on UK beaches.
01 Aug 2023
Bird Camp England 2023
BTO Youth was joined by 15 young wildlife enthusiasts for a weekend of learning and birding at BTO’s Bird Camp England 2023.
11 Jul 2023
Celebrating BTO’s 90th birthday
Members and supporters of BTO came together at our headquarters in Thetford to celebrate 90 years of working together for birds, science and people.
03 Jul 2023
Bird Camp Wales 2023
BTO Youth hosted the 2023 Wales Bird Camp at the National Trust’s Stackpole Centre in Pembrokeshire, Wales.
27 Jun 2023
Avian influenza mortality rises in threatened gull and tern colonies
Black-headed Gulls continue to suffer as the disease spreads to Common Terns.
14 Jun 2023
2023’s Cuckoos are tagged and ready to go
BTO has fitted 10 more Cuckoos with satellite tags, allowing scientists and the general public to follow these incredible birds on their annual migration.
07 Jun 2023
BTO Youth explore the Isle of May
BTO Youth Volunteers took 10 students to the Isle of May to learn more about the island and the nature that can be found on it.
31 May 2023
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.
16 May 2023
New era for BTO Youth begins
BTO’s Youth Advisory Panel have presented their new Youth Engagement Strategy 2023–28 to the Board of Trustees.
11 May 2023
BTO Youth’s Equipment Donation Scheme reaches 2,300 young people
Thanks to the generosity of hundreds of donors, EDS has now benefited over 2,300 young people across the UK.
11 May 2023
Birds on your doorstep: highlighting 50 years of change in bird populations
We’ve lost a staggering 73 million birds since 1970, as a new analysis of BTO data reveals.
07 May 2023
WeBS Report: Waterbirds winging n’westwards
Latest trends in Arctic-breeding waterbirds revealed in the 2021/22 Waterbirds in the UK report.
27 Apr 2023
The State of the UK’s Butterflies 2022
BTO joins Butterfly Conservation and the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology to report on long-term trends in abundance and distribution.
03 Feb 2023
Announcing new Board members for BTO
We are delighted to welcome several new members to our Board, each of whom brings a unique set of skills and experience to our organisation.
11 Jan 2023
Conservation status of birds in Wales gets updated
Find out what the latest 'Birds of Conservation Concern' review means for species in Wales.
05 Dec 2022
Tracking avian flu through waterbird counting
Highly pathogenic avian influenza is circulating widely in UK waterbirds.
11 Nov 2022
News from the Northern Ireland Birdwatcher's Conference
The BTO Northern Ireland Birdwatchers' Conference showcases bird research, monitoring, and conservation work undertaken in Northern Ireland and further afield.
11 Nov 2022
'After Dark' at the Welsh Ornithological Society Annual Conference 2022
BTO, RSPB and WOS came together to deliver a series of talks in fields ranging from nocturnal migration and wader ringing to offshore windfarms and owl conservation.
09 Nov 2022
Citizen science takes centre stage at the virtual autumn British Ornithologists’ Union 2022 Conference
This year’s virtual BOU Autumn Scienctific Meeting brought together researchers active in the field of citizen science to share their latest work.
19 Oct 2022
Stars of ornithology shine at the Marsh Awards 2022
The British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), in partnership with the Marsh Charitable Trust, recognises professional and amateur ornithologists who have made outstanding contributions to the field.
18 Oct 2022
Martin Garner Spurn Young Birder competition flies high at Spurn
The competition is now in its seventh year, and the knowledge and skills of the entrants were as impressive as ever.
10 Oct 2022
Launching a new app for BirdTrack
A brand new look and feel, a more intuitive experience and more options without the need to visit the BirdTrack website.
30 Aug 2022
A new partnership for geese and swans
BTO, JNCC and NatureScot join in a new partnership for the Goose and Swan Monitoring Programme.
30 Aug 2022
Sharing our seabird research
From Black Guillemots to Eider and Arctic Skua, our scientists discussed a range of research at the International Seabird Group Conference in August.
26 Aug 2022
Celebrating the first Scottish Bird Camp
The first weekend in June saw us co-hosting the first ever Scottish Bird Camp, held in partnership with the Scottish Ornithologists’ Club (SOC).
06 Jul 2022
Working in partnership for seabirds
BTO has joined JNCC and RSPB in a key milestone for the Seabird Monitoring Programme.
04 Jul 2022
Meet the Class of 2022
BTO scientists tagged seven Cuckoos to in June 2022, to further our understanding of Cuckoo migration and survival.
14 Jun 2022
PJ the Cuckoo: his legacy lives on
Record-breaking Cuckoo PJ has died in his summer territory in King's Forest, but data from his tag continues to inform our research.
08 Jun 2022
Raptor ID training (2 sessions, Wednesdays 7pm)
The training will consist of two weekly online modules of 90–100 minutes each, complemented by supported self-study exercises which will be provided after each session. The training will be run by BTO staff members Nick...
BirdTrack migration blog (end of October to mid November)
Even as we reach the beginning of November, autumn migration is still very evident. Birds continue to arrive in the UK from more northerly regions to spend the next few months here in our warmer winters, before...