In the 1930’s Max Nicholson recognised the potential of co-operative birdwatching to inform conservation, and in 1933 he and others founded the British Trust for Ornithology, originally in Oxford. Early surveys of Rooks and Herons paved the way for the huge variety of projects now underway, but it was the first Atlas of Breeding Birds in Britain & Ireland in 1968-72 that set the standard for what was to come.
Having spent some years based in Hertfordshire, the BTO now has its home at a beautifully converted Nunnery in Thetford, Norfolk. We also have offices in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. We are now on our fourth complete stock-take of Britain and Ireland’s birds, with Bird Atlas 2007-11 underway.
The BTO is a not-for-profit Trust, governed on behalf of members by a Council. The Trust is registered in England & Wales as a charity (no. 216652), in Scotland as a charity (no. SC039193) and as a limited company in England & Wales (no. 357284). For the up to date Council Report and BTO accounts please click here.
Haith’s PRO is a Corporate Member of BIAZA
BIAZA is the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums. We are the professional body representing the best zoos and aquariums in Britain and Ireland. We have over 100 zoo and aquarium members who pride themselves on their excellent animal welfare, education and conservation work. BIAZA leads and supports its members and helps promote the work of good zoos and aquariums.
BIAZA has over 100 members who must do more than comply with zoo legislation in Britain and Ireland. Member collections must undertake significant work in the field of animal welfare, conservation, education and research. Members must follow and comply with the Memorandum and Articles of Association and Codes of Practice of the Association. All members must adhere to the Animal Transaction Policy which ensures that all animal movements conform to the highest ethical and welfare standards.
Haith’s PRO works closely with BIAZA Members to further its studies of avian bird diets. Haith’s bird diets are regularly used by zoos and wildlife parks to further their conservation works and provide high-quality bird diets to rare and endangered species of birds and in many cases releasing them into the wild.
Haith’s seeds are SUPERCLEAN™
Our seeds have the Haith’s PRO SUPERCLEAN accreditation as an expert helps QC our products using external laboratory investigations. The Haith’s PRO QC Team currently undertakes investigations which (to their knowledge) are not currently done by other bird food companies. This has lead to a new standard of clean: SUPERCLEAN™.
The benefits of clean seed are clear: healthy seed, healthy birds. But did you know that dust is harmful to a bird’s respiratory system and extraneous husk may damage delicate tissues and allow entry of pathogens? That’s why we founded the professional division of Haith’s, which you can read more about by clicking on the Haith’s PRO logo.