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. BTO's impartiality enables our data and information to be used both by Government and NGO campaigners.
Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust is the leading nature conservation charity in the two counties. For more than 50 years, they have protected local wildlife and inspired people to love nature. No other organisation, local or national, does more to protect the wildlife and wild places of Hampshire, the Island and our local seas.
Since RSPB started on their mission in 1889, the threats to nature have continued to grow, but they have grown to meet them too. They’re now the largest nature conservation charity in the UK, consistently delivering successful conservation, forging powerful new partnerships with other organisations and inspiring others to stand up and give nature the home it deserves.
Bird Photographer of the Year is a photographic competition; a celebration of avian beauty and diversity, and a tribute to the flexibility and quality of today’s modern digital imaging systems. We are very pleased to sponsor the Cameron Bespolka Young Bird Photographer of the Year Award category.
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a world leader in the study, appreciation, and conservation of birds. Their hallmarks are scientific excellence and technological innovation to advance the understanding of nature and to engage people of all ages in learning about birds and protecting the planet.