BTO’s role in the People’s Plan for Nature
BTO’s CEO Juliet Vickery explains how our new strategy will contribute to this ambitious call to action.
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.
Launching the new BTO Youth Engagement Strategy
Youth Advisory Panel member Katie Monk discusses developing BTO Youth's new strategy, and why an inclusive environment for young people is vital for nature's future.
BirdTrack migration blog (12–18 May)
As we reach the height of spring migration, the variety of species to be found is almost at its peak, and the spell of warmer weather over the coronation bank holiday weekend brought with it a steady
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.
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.
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.
Waterbirds in the UK 2021/22: The Wetland Bird Survey and Goose & Swan Monitoring Programme
Read the BTO's latest BirdTrends report
The BirdTrends 2022 report is a one-stop shop for authoritative information about the population status of the common breeding birds in the UK.
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.
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.
Conservation status of birds in Wales gets updated
Find out what the latest 'Birds of Conservation Concern' review means for species in Wales.
Scotland’s winter visitors: why and how do they migrate?
From geese and swans to thrushes and warblers, discover the secrets of our winter birds' migration.
'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.
BirdTrack migration blog (November–December)
With November upon us, the focus for many birdwatchers shifts away from autumn migration and towards winter birding.
BirdTrack migration blog (21st-27th October)
With a switch to easterly winds, a flood of migrants was seen along the East coast, much to the delight of those able to get out and witness it.
BirdTrack Migration Blog (14th - 20th October)
With birds arriving from all points of the compass, the last week continued where the previous week left off: a mix of ultra-rare species and scarcer migrants arriving alongside more commoner species.
BTO goes batty
Through the Endangered Landscapes Programme, scientists using the BTO Acoustic Pipeline to support biodivers
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.
The Making of Into the Red
When 140 artists and writers come together, united by a common goal: to raise funds for the UK's most vulnerable birds.
BirdTrack migration blog (23rd-29th September)
Given the seemingly unfavourable conditions over the past week, it has been a pleasant surprise to see such a diverse range of specie
Avian Influenza Appeal
Avian influenza has devastated seabird colonies and now threatens our wintering migrant birds. Support our research - donate to our Avian Influenza Appeal today.
A new partnership for geese and swans
BTO, JNCC and NatureScot join in a new partnership for the Goose and Swan Monitoring Programme.
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.
How BTO data are driving positive change for UK birds
Professor Juliet Vickery addresses the challenge of tackling conservation issues and how BTO data make a difference.
Dragons and damsels
You can submit your dragonfly and damselfly sightings to BTO via BirdTrack or Garden BirdWatch. Find out why these records are so important in Rob Jaques' blog.
Tackling the challenge of avian influenza
Our Director of Science James Pearce-Higgins discusses highly pathogenic avian influenza and BTO's role in the response to the current outbreak.