British Trust for Ornithology
A world inspired by birds and informed by science.
Important message regarding COVID-19
Following the change in government guidance for England, which came into force on 13th May 2020, you may now leave your home to take part in the following BTO surveys: Breeding Bird Survey, Waterways Breeding Bird Survey, Wetland Bird Survey, Heronries Census, Woodcock Survey, Garden BirdWatch, and Nesting Neighbours. BirdTrack remains open.
Before conducting a survey please read the latest BTO guidance here. Remember that the health of our volunteers is very important to us, as are our relationships with the landowners who so generously allow us onto their land. No volunteer should feel under pressure to carry out fieldwork if they do not feel comfortable doing so, or if they are concerned about the impacts of carrying out survey work on relations with landowners or other members of the public.
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 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 […]
During this period of uncertainty, the BTO is offering free membership for it’s Garden BirdWatch scheme. Whilst our movements outside are restricted why not sign up for the Garden BirdWatch survey? The survey involves simply keeping a list of the birds you see visiting your garden over the course of a week, and then entering […]
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.