United Kingdom

National coordinators, data providers and other key supporters

National coordinators

Dawn E. Balmer¹, Simon Gillings, David G. Noble, Justin R. Walker


Dawn E. Balmer, e-mail: dawn.balmer@bto.org, Simon Gillings, e-mail: simon.gillings@bto.org

Main data providers

Sarah Harris, Scott Mayson, Dave Leech, Carl Barimore, Ian D. Woodward, Mark Holling, William George
British Trust for Ornithology, Rare Breeding Birds Panel, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Other key supporters

P. Allard, K. Betton, N. Bielby, S. Blain, C. Brown, M. Cade, P. Castle, G. Catley, J. Clark, M. Cook, T. Davis, R. Dickey, M. Eaton, I. Francis, M. Hammond, B. Johnston, K. Jones, G. Kirk, S. McAvoy, N. Moran, M. Morrison, R. Morton, R. Murray, G. Oliver, A. Paintin, M. Pennington, C. Reynolds, I. Spence, S. White, D. Wood, K. Wright

Photo by Dawn Balmer

National data sources contributing to EBBA2

  • Harris, S.J., Massimino, D., Balmer, D.E., Eaton, M.A., Noble, D.G., Pearce-Higgins, J.W., Woodcock, P. & Gillings, S. 2020. The Breeding Bird Survey 2019. BTO Research Report 726. British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford.

  • Holling, M and the Rare Breeding Birds Panel. Rare Breeding Birds in 2017. British Birds 112: 706–758.

  • Walker, R.H., Robinson, R.A., Barimore, C.J., Balackburn, J.R., Barber, L.J., Clark, J.A., Clewley, G.D., Evans, H.E., Green, R.M., de Palacio, D.X., Grantham, M.J., Griffin, B.M., Schaefer, S. & Leech, D.I (2018) Bird ringing and nest recording in Britain and Ireland in 2017. Ringing & Migration33, 99–145.



Thank you to all volunteers who routinely contribute to the BTO/JNCC/RSPB Breeding Bird Survey and BTO/JNCC Nest Records Scheme. BTO were able provide valuable data for UK and Ireland from BTO/RSPB/BirdWatch Ireland/WOS/SOC BirdTrack and the BTO/JNCC Ringing Scheme. Very many thanks to the BTO Regional Network of volunteer local organiser who ably coordinate and promote fieldwork at the local level. Thanks also to birdwatchers who submit records to the county bird recorder network across the UK, which feeds through to the Rare Breeding Birds Panel. Additionally, data were received from RSPB reserves network across the UK.

Other supporters
  • The Clark Bradbury Charitable Trust

  • The Goldcrest Charitable Trust

  • The Chapman Charitable Trust

  • The Sandra Charitable Trust

  • The Alan and Karen Grieve Charitable Trust

  • The Banister CharitableTrust