Remembering a loved one

A gift to the BTO in memory of a loved one is a wonderful way of celebrating their life and their love for birds; whether they were excited about the birds in their garden; captivated watching Kingfishers hunt along their local river, or dedicated to monitoring bird populations in their local patch. Make an in memory donation today.
Cuckoo. Sarah Kelman

An in memory donation to the BTO will help us ensure that future generations will benefit from the same unforgettable experiences that a passion for birds brings.  This kind support will help us continue our vital scientific research programme, monitor patterns of population change, raising the alarm when declines become evident, and invest in vital training courses to ensure that BTO expertise is accessible to all of our supporters.

Book of Remembrance

We are currently experiencing some problems with our online book provider, so the Book of Remembrance is not available at this time. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

We will keep the website updated as we obtain further information as to when normal service will be resumed.

BTO book of remembrance

Add a page to our Book of Remembrance

If you have chosen to give a donation to the BTO in memory of a loved one, the BTO online Book of Remembrance is available to you as a special place to celebrate their life and their love for birds.  You can add a photo, share special memories and invite friends to do the same, should you wish. If their name already appears in the book, you can request an access code by emailing inmemory [at] To create a page just follow the instructions within the book.  If you have any problems, please contact our Legacy Officer Sam Rider for further assistance on inmemory [at] or call on 01842 750050.

You can give a gift to the BTO in memory of a loved one in the following ways:

  • Give a one-off credit card donation by completing the online form
  • Set up a regular monthly donation online
  • Send a cheque with the details to: Samantha Rider, Legacy Officer, BTO, The Nunnery, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 2PU
  • Call the Fundraising Team on 01842 750050 and pay by credit or debit card over the phone.
  • Make a bank transfer via BACS to:  British Trust for Ornithology, NatWest Account No. 66322316, Sort Code: 60-04-16.  Please add the person’s name you are remembering in the reference and send an email to inmemory [at] to let us know, so that we can say ‘thank you’

Make a donation online

Make an in memory donation online today.

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Setting up a Tribute Fund

If you are holding special events in memory of a loved one and have a target in mind you would like to raise for BTO, or you would like to direct memorial service or funeral collections to an online service, setting up a Tribute Fund is a perfect way to do this.  A Tribute Fund can easily be created on Muchloved, where you can create your own personalised page and send the link to family and friends. You can keep track of how much you have raised in honour of your loved one and even link in fundraising events from Just Giving or other giving platforms. If the gifts you are donating are sizeable, to help make this gift go even further, please contact us directly on inmemory [at] or call Sam Rider on 01842 750050 for advice on the best way to do this.

Funeral/Memorial Service Collections

If you would like donations to be given to BTO in lieu of flowers at the funeral, or you would like to set up a collection for a memorial service you can use Muchloved (see Setting up a Tribute Fund).  This platform also allows you to add details of the funeral and share them via social media.

If, for a funeral, you would prefer to use your funeral director to collect in memory donations, please ask for cheques to be made out to the British Trust for Ornithology which can be sent with details to:

Fundraising Team,
The Nunnery,
IP24 2PU

Donations can also be paid by BACS to:  British Trust for Ornithology, NatWest Account No. 66322316, Sort Code:  60-04-16, in the reference please add the name of your loved one and send an email to inmemory [at] letting us know. 

If you let us know in advance, we can send you some Gift Aid forms to increase the donations by 25% at no extra cost to you.  We can then acknowledge your kind gift and add your loved one’s name to the online Book of Remembrance.  You would be most welcome to add your own wording to accompany the entry and a photo of your loved one, if you so wished.

If you have any questions or would prefer to talk to someone, please contact our Legacy Officer Sam Rider on 01842 750050 or email inmemory [at]

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