British Trust for Ornithology
A world inspired by birds and informed by science.
Important message regarding COVID-19
In view of the current restrictions on movements please do not leave your home to carry out a survey organised by the BTO.
For more detail on BTO policy find the latest guidance here. In summary the guidance is "Do not travel to survey squares or fieldwork sites, or participate in BTO surveys and monitoring if by doing so you would be in breach of the government advice. Please do not leave your home to carry out a survey operated by BTO."
However there is nothing to stop you surveying birds in your garden or selecting a site to survey once the restrictions are lifted.
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.
The spring newsletter is now out with details of the new Surrey volunteer team, upcoming surveys & events plus results of recent surveys. Open this post to download the full newsletter.
The Autumn 2019 newsletter is out now, with results from the Tawny Owl survey. Download the pdf here.