We live in a time of accelerating technological development, which offers considerable new potential for monitoring and research. To make the most of these opportunities, through collaboration, BTO is involved in:
- The development and testing of new animal tracking technology
- The development of new approaches to use passive sound recording for biodiversity monitoring of a range of taxa from bats to bush crickets
- The development of new mobile and web-based applications to support citizen science, as well as integrating potential changes with the heritage of our long-term archives
Light stalks increase the precision and accuracy of non-breeding locations calculated from geolocator tags: a field test from a long-distance migrant
Calling in the wilderness - a PhD opportunity
A call out to graduates to work on an exciting acoustic monitoring project in 2020.
Avian vulnerability to wind farm collision through the year: insights from Lesser Black-backed Gulls (Larus fuscus) tracked from multiple breeding colonies
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.
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.
Short-eared Owl tracking Appeal
Short-eared Owls are declining. By funding further research we will be able to work towards securing their future.
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.
Assessing habitat use of Herring Gulls in the Morecambe Bay SPA using GPS tracking devices
Record the bats in your local area
No knowledge of bats is required, simply borrow a detector from your local pick up point and put it out overnight to record any passing bats.
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.
Assessing behaviour of Lesser Black-backed Gulls from the Ribble and Alt Estuaries SPA using GPS tracking devices
Chris is a Senior Research Ecologist in International Research Team where he works on the ecology and conservation of Afro-Palaearctic migratory birds and of forest birds across the world. Projects primarily focus of population changes, habitats and migration strategies of these species.