Donate to support our science

People from all over the UK kindly donate thousands of pounds each year to fund our research and monitoring of the UK's bird populations.

The data obtained from our work provides crucial evidence for the conservation of bird species and habitats.

There are lots of ways to make a donation and lots of ways it can make a difference:

Help us fund our current priority

Support the future of our birds

Our surveys are vital. The data they produce help us drive positive change for the UK’s birds.

But increased pressure on funding is putting our surveys and data at risk – which is why we need your support.

Donate today

Monthly or single donations

Let us decide how to make the most of your donation, by allowing us to put it to use wherever it is most needed.

Monthly donations

You can set up a monthly Direct Debit to us online. Regular donations help us plan our work in the future more effectively. It's fast, easy and secure and you can cancel at any time.

Single donations

Make a single donation online today using our secure payment system. No matter how large or small, every penny makes a difference.

Other ways to donate

Make a donation through Paypal

Pay by card over the phone

You can also choose to make a card payment over the phone by calling our headquarters on 01842 750050.

Send a cheque

Or you can send a cheque made payable to the 'British Trust for Ornithology' to The Fundraising Team, BTO, The Nunnery, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 2PU

Please note: In response to the ongoing pandemic we have changed the ways in which we work. This means that processing and responding to donations and correspondence sent to us by post is taking longer than usual. If you have an urgent enquiry, please email fundraising [at] Thank you for your patience and your kind support, which is of particular importance during these challenging times.

Every penny counts

Don't forget to Gift Aid your donation if you are a tax payer - just fill out a declaration form and send it back to us. We can then reclaim 25p out of every pound from the government. Download a copy of our Gift Aid declaration form - Gift Aid declaration form

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