Take Part in RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch 25-26 January

The RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch is a national event encouraging people to take one hour out of their weekend to record the birds that visit their garden. You can take part too!

What is this all about?

The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch is a national survey that has been running for 35 years! Each year they ask the people of the UK to get involved and monitor the birds that come along to their garden. The RSPB collate the results from the one hour survey that everyone takes part in; once this is done everyone can see how the bird populations are doing and how rich our countryside is.

What's happened in previous years?

Last year was a great success with 590,000 people taking part and 8.2 million birds being recorded. Since 1979, patterns have emerged with some interesting results. We have seen declines in the house sparrow and the impact of diseases such as Trichmonosis in the Green finch species but have also had good news and seen an increase of Collared Doves, Wood Pigeons and Coal tits- what will you see in your garden?

What can we do?

Get involved! The weekend of 25-26 January is RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch and all you need to do is: Register- Watch and Record – Submit. Why not make it more exciting and have fun making bird feeders or RSPB's Wobbly wiggly worms with friends and family? There are guides on the webpage to help you identify the birds and don't forget to take pictures too! 

How to get involved.

You need to sign up on the RSPB website and take just one hour out of you weekend on 25-26 January to record the birds that you see in your garden (If you don't have a garden don't worry, why not pop along to your local park and make it a day out?). Don't forget to let us know how you get on and send us pictures of some of the birds that come along to your garden and the events that you get involved in!

Take Part in RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch 25-26 January

Published on 14 January 2014
  • Category: Environment

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