A world inspired by birds and informed by science.

Making birdwatching count

We empower 60,000 bird-enthusiasts to gather vital data, develop their skills and be part of a vibrant community.

Championing impartial science

We answer the most pressing questions about birds, through our thorough and impartial scientific research.

Sharing our bird knowledge

We communicate our knowledge and expertise to increase the value of birds and other wildlife for all.
Arctic Tern Photographer Jeremy Moore

Find a project

POPULAR: BirdTrack Cuckoo Tracking Project Garden BirdWatch Breeding Bird Survey Wetland Bird Survey

Use our project finder to find the project that matches your level of bird expertise and the time you have available.
Long-tailed Tit nest. Photograph by Elspeth Rowe

Nest Record Scheme

The Nest Record Scheme gathers vital information on the breeding success of Britain's birds by asking volunteers to find and follow the progress of individual birds' nests.
Bird surveyors. Photograph by Jamie Murray-Grant

Develop your skills

Let us help you to improve your birding, fieldcraft and surveying skills., Browse our range of helpful guides and programme of training courses.
Nestboxes: Your Complete Guide cover

Join BTO today

Support BTO by becoming a member, and receive a wonderful welcome gift -

receive a copy of Nestboxes: Your Complete Guide or Collins BTO Guide to British Birds

Gift memberships are also available.