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Nature in Shetland

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This page is not an official source of information for the BTO.

The British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) is a charity which carries out research on Britain's birds. It supervises many research schemes, including the ringing scheme and the Breeding Bird Survey, which provide invaluable information for conservation organisations. The BTO has also organised the two breeding bird atlases and a winter atlas of Britain's birds.

Although BTO surveys do not always apply to Shetland, many others do. There are several breeding bird survey squares looking for surveyors, for example.

The BTO Representative for Shetland, who is also Secretary of the Shetland Ringing Group, is Dave Okill.

Contact: Dave Okill, Heilanabretta, Cauldhame, Trondra, Shetland ZE1 0XL

For details on the work of the BTO, click here.


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