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.
Gen Z and the BTO
Amy Hall discusses how BTO can better provide opportunities for the next generation of ornithologists.
Calling in the wilderness - a PhD opportunity
A call out to graduates to work on an exciting acoustic monitoring project in 2020.
Operation Wader Appeal
Urgent action is needed to tackle the decline of breeding wader populations in the UK.
Unlocking the science to reveal the state of nature
David Noble takes a sober look at the latest State of Nature Report.
The current state of nature
State of Nature 2019 documents how human impacts are driving sweeping changes in wildlife in the UK. As well as an overarching assessment of UK flora and fauna, there are separate reports for...
A world informed by science: the impact of BTO in 2012–18
This report provides an assessment of the impact of BTO science over the period 2012–2018, measured in terms of knowledge and information, policies and management, species and habitats, people and...
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
Associations between gamebird releases and general predators
New BTO research has revealed that the release of Pheasants and Red-legged Partridges for commercial shoots may be boosting numbers of the avian predators and scavengers.
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.
Climate change in a warming world
BTO science contributes to our understanding of future scenarios, and informing policies and conservation management strategies to help species adapt.
Explore your garden this spring with Gardenwatch
Take part in this simple collaborative project between BTO and the BBC Springwatch team.
Is bird feeding changing Britain's garden bird communities?
Newly published research from BTO shows how the popular pastime of feeding the birds is significantly shaping garden bird communities in Britain. The populations of several species of garden birds...
Waterbirds in the UK 2017/18
The latest BTO/RSPB/JNCC Wetland Bird Survey report has been published, covering the
Tell us about the wildlife in your garden
Answer a quick series of simple questions to tell us more about the widlife in your garden for this partnership project with BBC Springwatch.
General licences and BTO
Andy Clements, BTO Chief Executive, sets out BTO’s position regarding the current debate about wildlife licensing.
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.
Waders wane while geese gain
A major new study led by BTO, working with the Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS) partners, JNCC, RSPB and in association with WWT, provides detailed information on the importance of Great Britain for...
Making agri-environment schemes effective
BTO research is helping to shape the modern farmed landscape by informing agri-environment schemes.
Spotted Flycatcher Appeal
Help us pinpoint why Spotted Flycatchers are dying, and address the alarming declines that we have charted over the last 50 years.
Land sparing and bird conservation
As demand for food increases, a crucial question in conservation is how to limit the negative impacts of agriculture on biodiversity. ‘Land sparing’ has been proposed as a strategy to address...
Promoting BTO science - walking the line
Can we move and inspire people with passionate, powerful communications without compromising our impartiality and scientific credentials?
Short-eared Owl tracking Appeal
Short-eared Owls are declining. By funding further research we will be able to work towards securing their future.
Open access atlases
Since fieldwork started in early 1968, bird atlases have been a periodic feature of the bird surveying landscape in Britain and Ireland. They have provided countless hours of enjoyment for their...
Bird migration - a masterclass
Steve Portugal explains why and how birds undertake long and perilous migratory journeys.
Track our Cuckoos as they migrate
The Cuckoo Tracking Project has been revealing new discoveries about how British Cuckoos migrate, and the challenges they face. Follow and support this ground-breaking project.
Art and the written word increase engagement with migrant birds
Discover how art and the written word are increasing engagement with migrant birds and the challenges that they face
Record your sightings on the go with BirdTrack
Whether you record the birds in your local park or when you go birdwatching further afield you can add them to BirdTrack and see how your records develop over months and years.