Scaup on the slide, Spoonbill on the rise
Find out how Scaup are spending their winters in the latest Wetland Bird Survey report.
20 Apr 2021
Barn Owls in 2020: an update from Colin Shawyer
Widely recognised for his work on the study and conservation of owls and raptors, biologist and professional ecologist Colin Shawyer has collaborated with the BTO on projects such as Project Ba
23 Mar 2021
BirdTrends 2020 published
The BTO's BirdTrends report is a one-stop shop for information about the population status of the common breeding birds of the wider UK countryside.
05 Mar 2021
BTO Equipment Donation Scheme launched
Do you have a pair of binoculars you no longer use, or a bird guide book that is gathering dust?
19 Feb 2021
LifeCycle issue 9 - ready to read
Issue 9 of LifeCycle includes the results from the 2019 breeding season, generated from NRS, CES and RAS data.
08 Dec 2020
Blue Tits missing from gardens following heatwave
Garden BirdWatch has shown that some of our favourite garden species have been struggling this year, possibly due to the unusually warm spring.
17 Nov 2020
A new BTO CEO, a new BTO podcast
Juliet Vickery has now officially started work as BTO CEO. She sat down with outgoing CEO Andy Clements and BTO Youth Advisory Panel member Greg Palmer to talk about challenges, successes and...
02 Nov 2020
Join us for the Marsh Awards online
Join us online as BTO recognises the contributions that individuals make to our understanding of birds through our annual awards.
27 Oct 2020
Feed our finches
Autumn is the perfect time to clean and fill up your bird feeders ready for the cold months ahead - look out for Siskins and Bullfinches.
29 Oct 2020
BTO and COVID-19
BTO statement on participating in surveys during the Coronavirus pandemic (UPDATED 20.04.2021).
20 Apr 2021
Announcing our new patron
His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge has become Patron of the BTO, assuming the patronage from His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh who has held the role for over 30 years.
19 Oct 2020
October 2020 Golden Plover Survey - Can you help?
On 17–19 October 2020 there will be a coordinated census of Eurasian Golden Plovers across Europe, repeating comparable surveys carried out in 2014, 2008 and 2003.
15 Oct 2020
An unexpected journey
On 1 September Suffolk Cuckoo Carlton II gave us all a surprise.
11 Sep 2020
New Ringing Report reveals amazing journeys
During 2019 some of our ringed birds undertook incredible journeys, taking them from Britain & Ireland to distant shores (or vice-versa).
27 Jul 2020
Nest box prize draw for Nesting Neighbours participants
Would you like to have your garden kitted out for the breeding season next year? The Nestbox Company are offering an amazing package of twelve bird, bug and bat boxes, worth over £250, to one lucky...
17 Jul 2020
Introducing our new Chief Executive
We are proud to announce that Professor Juliet Vickery will take over from Dr Andy Clements at the end of the year.
17 Jul 2020
Celebrating 25 years of garden birds with our Summer Raffle
Our Summer Raffle will be raising vital funds for our continued work to understand garden birds and their habitats.
09 Jul 2020
Vanishing Terns on the Skerries
The UK's largest Arctic Tern breeding colony has been abandoned, and BTO scientists are asking the public for help to work out where these birds have gone.
22 Jun 2020
Stop to watch for mental health
BTO has produced a downloadable podcast narrated by actor Martin Shaw, aimed at improving wellbeing through mindful birdwatching.
18 May 2020
BTO CEO Andy Clements to retire
After 13 years at the helm of BTO, CEO Andy Clements has decided to step down and retire from full-time work.
15 May 2020
Breeding Bird Survey report shows mixed results
The 2019 BBS report is now available. Read about the changing fortunes of breeding birds in the UK.
07 May 2020
German Blue Tit disease identified
What is happening in the UK and how you can help us monitor wildlife disease.
24 Apr 2020
Pick up a birding book bargain
A suite of BTO publications are on offer in our store, with some substantial savings to be had.
09 Apr 2020
WeBS Report now offers individual country trends
The latest BTO/RSPB/JNCC Wetland Bird Survey report has been published, including data from September 1966 up to June 2019.
02 Apr 2020
Join the Garden BirdWatch community from home
We're giving everyone free access to BTO Garden BirdWatch during the COVID-19 lockdown.
01 Apr 2020
Butterflies bounce back
The summer of 2019 provided another welcome boost to butterfly populations, according to the latest results from the annual UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme (UKBMS).
23 Mar 2020
Northern Ireland’s seabirds get an annual health check
2019 produced a mixed bag for Northern Ireland’s seabirds but confirmed the importance of the country’s coastline for its 22 breeding seabird species.
18 Mar 2020
Nest Box Challenge becomes Nesting Neighbours
The Nest Box Challenge survey has been relaunched as Nesting Neighbours - what's changed?
09 Mar 2020
Import data from BirdTrack to WeBS
WeBS Online has launched a new feature to import data from BirdTrack, so that volunteers can, if they wish, record data in the BirdTrack apps and then import the relevant list from BirdTrack into W
05 Mar 2020
Latest stocktake of the UK's birds
Read a summary of the fourth report by the Avian Population Estimates Panel, presenting population estimates of birds in Great Britain and the United Kingdom.
03 Feb 2020
Understanding Curlew populations in Wales
Several tracking projects combine to determine the migration routes, wintering locations and breeding season movements of Welsh Curlew.
Bird ID basics (3 modules, Wednesdays 10am)
The training involves three weekly online modules, with a large interactive component and complemented by supported self-study exercises. We place a strong emphasis on providing you with tools and techniques that will...