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
BTO and COVID-19
The BTO view on participating in surveys during the Coronavirus pandemic (UPDATED- 24.3.2020).
24 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
Support the Red Sixty Seven
Red Sixty Seven is a collaboration between 67 authors and 67 artists with a single goal: to raise funds to support conservation work aiming to reverse the declines of our most at-risk birds.
16 Jan 2020
WeBS starts recording age and sex ratio data
WeBS has today launched a new feature in WeBS Online data entry to allow Counters to optionally record the number of birds of different ages and sexes
10 Jan 2020
2019 - a BTO year in review
From the impacts of garden bird feeding to new discoveries through tracking Short-eared Owls - look back on the highlights of an eventful year for BTO.
20 Dec 2019
Nuthatch Is a Christmas cracker
The new BirdTrends 2019 report reveals that Nuthatch has continued to see its population grow.
18 Dec 2019
Scottish owl tracked to Morocco
A Short-eared Owl, fitted with a satellite tag whilst breeding in Scotland, has been tracked to Morocco.
17 Dec 2019
Put BTO on your wish list this Christmas
Ask for gift membership this Christmas and help us understand more about birds' lives in a changing world.
11 Dec 2019
Scottish Breeding Bird Indicator updated
The latest Scottish terrestrial breeding bird indicator reveals mixed fortunes and short-term impacts of the Beast from the East.
28 Nov 2019
Gardenwatch results revealed
Gardens provide important space for our wildlife, but they could provide even more, according to preliminary results from Gardenwatch, the UK’s biggest-ever garden audit.
22 Oct 2019
UK wetlands get a health check
The Wetland Bird Survey Alerts, published today, assesses change for 471 site-species populations on 82 SPA’s. Found out how our protected wetland sites are faring.
22 Oct 2019
State of Nature 2019
The latest State of Nature report shows that our wildlife is under pressure.
03 Oct 2019
Updated biodiversity indicators
BTO monitoring data has contributed to the updated set of 24 goverment Biodiversity Indicators for 2019.
12 Sep 2019
New look WeBS Online
The data entry system for the Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS), WeBS Online, has been updated.
07 Aug 2019
Join BTO for a walk at Birdfair
Booking is now open for BTO's Free Guided Bird Walks at Birdfair 2019
26 Jul 2019
Meet the Cuckoo class of 2019
There are still important questions to answer, so we have fitted four more Cuckoos with satellite tags this spring.
25 Jun 2019
Explore your garden this spring with Gardenwatch
Take part in this simple collaborative project between BTO and the BBC Springwatch team.
24 May 2019
Tickets are now on sale for Spurn Migration Festival 2019. The festival runs from 6-8 September and will celebrate the autumn migration of birds.
15 May 2019
BBS Report reveals impact of 'Beast from the East'
The new BBS report shows the impact that severe 2018 weather may have had on some of our birds.
02 May 2019
Our first Cuckoos are back
As part of our quest to improve our understanding of bird migration we have been satellite-tracking Cuckoos that breed here in the UK.
25 Apr 2019
Key changes to the new BTO website
Get a quick round-up of the key changes to the relaunched BTO website.
16 Apr 2019
Northern Ireland Seabird Report 2018
Puffin numbers remain stable, Herring and Lesser Black-backed Gull both increase and Mediterranean Gull breeds in its highest numbers in 2018.
22 Mar 2019
Our Cuckoos are on their way back
Nine of our satellite tagged Cuckoos have made it to West Africa, from where they will prepare to cross the Sahara desert in the next few weeks and make their way back to their breeding grounds in
12 Mar 2019
Martin Garner Spurn Young Birder, 2019
Spurn Bird Observatory Trust and the BTO are welcoming all young birders to take part in something special, the Martin Garner Spurn Young Birder event. This Spurn Migration Festival tradition is...
05 Mar 2019
Upland Rovers 2019, offering holiday inspiration?
Do you live in the uplands, or could you visit during May or June? Looking for holiday inspiration?
13 Feb 2019
Upland bird recording and monitoring (1-day, Dalmellington, Ayr)
Brush up on your upland bird identification by songs and calls. Learn more about opportunities for participation, and practice techniques for BirdTrack and the Breeding Bird Survey (BBS). Find out about the BBS ‘Upland...