Discover nature on your doorstep and take part in The RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch.
It’s that time of the year again when RSPB are asking people to join them in taking part in The Big Garden Birdwatch.
It’s a wonderful opportunity to take a look at nature on your doorstep!
One of the things we’ve loved doing as a family throughout lockdown is watching the birds visiting our garden.
We feed them regularly, and during the first lockdown we bought a new feeder that we put in the corner of our garden so we could watch them feeding from our dining room.
It makes a welcome change from staring at screens and working from home.
With more time at home, and things to occupy the kids running out fast- this year’s Big Garden Birdwatch may just be the biggest and best yet!
The really good news is that taking part is so easy!
Firstly you need to register.
Once you’ve signed up to take part there are just 3 steps to follow:
1) Choose 1 hour between 29th – 31st January. This can be anytime during the day or night
2) Identify and count the birds you see in your garden. Just to be clear, you don’t include birds in flight – just the ones that land or feed in your garden or yard.
3) Submit your results online at rspb.org.uk/birdwatch from 29th January to the 19th February. Or, if you prefer you can send your findings by post. You can download a submission form from the RSPB Website and post your results by 15th February.
Every count is important, even if you see absolutely nothing, still submit your results anyway, because finding out which birds don’t visit your area is equally as important as understanding which birds do!
To take part in The Big Garden Birdwatch or to find out more about The RSPB click here: https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch/