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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
BTO and COVID-19
BTO statement on participating in surveys during the Coronavirus pandemic (UPDATED- 6.7.2020).
06 Jul 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
Youth Advisory Panel
Meet our panel of volunteers who help steer BTO to better serve our younger supporters.
What we can learn from 25 years of watching gardens
Exploring the value of a complete quarter-century of weekly garden bird observations from BTO's Garden BirdWatch covering the length and breadth of the country.