Breeding waders in the Yorkshire Dales
Volunteer Annie Shadrake writes about her first year taking part in BTO surveys.
Goose and Swan Monitoring Programme
This project tracks the abundance and breeding success of the UK’s native geese and migratory swans through winter surveys.
Keep track of the waders on your farm with the Wader Calendar
Help with research on farmland waders by joining our farmer survey, the Wader Calendar.
Help collect wader data on estates with the Gamekeeper Wader Transects
Contribute your knowledge and familiarity with the land to wader research by joining the Gamekeeper Wader Transect monitoring scheme.
Whinchats move upwards when grazing stops
Changes in land use cause breeding Whinchat to head for higher ground.
A counterfactual approach to measure the impact of wet grassland conservation on UK breeding bird populations
The State of the UK's Birds 2020
Providing an annual overview of the status of the UK’s breeding and non-breeding bird species in the UK, this year’s report highlights the continuing poor fortunes of the UK’s woodland birds,...
BTO and COVID-19
BTO statement on participating in surveys during the Coronavirus pandemic (UPDATED 17.01.2022).
Evaluating the potential for bird‐habitat models to support biodiversity‐friendly urban planning
Audit of local studies of breeding Curlew and other waders in Britain and Ireland
The Eurasian Curlew is widely considered to be one of the highest bird conservation priorities in the UK and Ireland. A number of other breeding waders have also showed marked declines during a...
Breeding Waders of Wet Meadows
Monitoring the long-term population changes of our lowland breeding waders in England and Wales.
Flowers of the Brecks Part 2: Wetland, Woodland & Farmland
Climatic and soil conditions in the Brecks are such that a particularly notable assemblage of plants is found locally. Several species have their British headquarters here, while for others it is...
Spare or share to benefit biodiversity?
Agriculture is necessary to meet the food demands of an increasing human population, but it is also a leading threat to biodiversity, both because natural habitats are destroyed when land is...
Take part in BBS - counting for conservation
The Breeding Bird Survey is the main scheme for monitoring the population changes of the UK’s common and widespread breeding birds.
Continuing influences of introduced hedgehogs Erinaceus europaeus as a predator of wader (Charadrii) eggs four decades after their release on the Outer Hebrides, Scotland
Non-native predators can cause major declines or even localised extinctions in prey populations across the globe, especially on islands. The removal of non-native predators can, therefore, be a...
John is responsible for managing, developing and undertaking research projects relevant to Scotland, in particular the development of BTO Scotland’s portfolio of studies related to forest and moorland management.