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Our Partner - The British Trust for Ornithology (BTO)

The British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) is an independent charitable research institute combining professional and citizen science aimed at using evidence of change in wildlife populations, particularly birds, to inform the public, opinion-formers and environmental policy- and decision-makers. Our impartiality enables our data and information to be used both by Government and NGO campaigners.

Our long-term monitoring data on the status of UK birds sets the standard worldwide for understanding the effects of environmental change on wildlife. Over 40,000 volunteer birdwatchers, in partnership with professional research scientists, collect high quality monitoring data on birds and other wildlife. The combination of professional ecologists, long-term datasets some in excess of 50 years, and volunteers participating all over the country gives the BTO a unique, impartial and knowledgeable voice in nature conservation.

We have a broad range of surveys for volunteers to participate in, from weekly counting of garden birds, through monthly winter counts of waterbirds, and sampling of breeding birds across the UK. You can record the nesting success of birds and participate in ringing, where trained volunteers mark birds to discover more about the mysteries of migration. The BTO is a ‘birds-first’ organisation, with our volunteers also collecting data on other wildlife too – we work with partner organisations to monitor everything from butterflies to badgerssed in this terrible activity.

Charity No. 216652 (England & Wales), SC039193 (Scotland).

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There are 3 easy steps to getting insurance and helping The British Trust for Ornithology (BTO).

Step 1

Get a quote by calling one of our advisers or by requesting a quote from our website.

Step 2

Arrange your insurance with Evergreen and get great value insurance every time.

Step 3

We will donate up to 25% of our income back to a nominated charity at no extra cost to you.

‘As passionate supporters of many natural, wildlife and conservation charities, we saw an opportunity to help. We forego part of our commission from the insurers yet still provide great insurance products with fantastic customer service. It’s a win, win!’

David Gardiner – Evergreen Director

David Gardiner - Founder of Evergreen Insurance Services