Perhaps Britain's best known bird organisation the RSPB operates over 200 nature
reserves with more than 1 million members. Its focus is on education and habitat
protection combined with national campaigns and local groups. The RSPB also has a
junior group for children of all ages.
Surveys: Big Garden Birdwatch.
British Ornithologists Union
The BOU maintains the British Checklist and determines which species are listed as
native in the country. They also meet to discuss naming species and other areas of
Publications: IBIS - International Journal of Avian Science
British Trust for Ornithology
The BTO is a primarily a scientific research charity. It uses an army of volunteers
to conduct a range of surveys in to bird life. It produces national atlases every
10 - 20 years. They are also the body responsible for issuing ringing licences.