British Trust for Ornithology
A world inspired by birds and informed by science.
Important message regarding COVID-19
Last updated 23rd July 2021:
Guidance is that survey work in England can be carried out. However, if you are in a location where you are conscious of heightened risk (e.g. active testing for a new variant is ongoing), please exercise extreme caution.
Before conducting any survey please read the latest BTO guidance here.
BTO Surrey region
Make your birding count – volunteer and support BTO surveys, schemes and projects!
The local Surrey BTO region runs several surveys across the patch. Since the BTO Surrey region is made up of a number of grid squares its coverage isn't quite the same as the County of Surrey and includes small parts of neighbouring counties.
Read more about the area and surveys we are involved with here.
BTO Surrey aims to:
* Maintain good coverage of surveys in the Surrey region, through recruitment and providing support to volunteers.
* Foster a vibrant community engaged and kept up to date with news and feedback of the results of their collective efforts.
* Create a community integrated into the local bird scene, with links to local bird clubs, similar groups and other neighbouring BTO communities.
About the BTO
The Surrey region is one part of the BTO organisation which wants to:
Make birdwatching count
By empowering 60,000 bird-enthusiasts to gather vital data, develop their skills and be part of a vibrant community.
Champion impartial science
By answering the most pressing questions about birds, through thorough and impartial scientific research.
Share bird knowledge
By communicating its knowledge and expertise to increase the value of birds and other wildlife for all.
Download the Autumn 2021 Newsletter to read more about surveys carried out in 2021 and surveys you can get involved with over winter 2021/2022. In the newsletter you’ll find out about the 2021 Woodcock survey and other regular BTO surveys. There’s also information about the Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS) with a list of sites that […]
Download the Spring 2021 Newsletter to find out more about surveys planned over 2021. These surveys include Turtle Dove & Nightingale surveys organised by both RSPB and Surrey Bid Club / Sussex Ornithological Society in the Chiddingfold Forest. Also there is news on BTO surveys including the regular BBS, WBBS, WeBS & Heronries. Plus this […]
Read the Autumn newsletter which includes details of sites looking for new surveyors for both the Wetland Birds Survey (WeBS) and Breeding Birds Survey (BBS). Take a look and see if there are any sites near you that you would like to survey. Also there’s a plea to get involved in recording your garden birds […]
The 2019 Breeding Birds Survey (BBS) report has just been published, and is available to download from the main BTO site here. The report covers the Breeding Bird Survey news, trends and articles on related research. The Waterways Breeding Bird Survey news and trends are also incorporated into this report. There are mixed results, with […]