Coming up: The Big Garden Birdwatch

Monday, January 21st, 2008

The next big thing on the RSPB calendar is The Big Garden Birdwatch on January 26-27 2008.

Big Garden Birdwatch

Now’s your chance to be part of one of the most popular RSPB promotions of the year. The Big Garden Birdwatch is the world’s biggest bird survey and the organisation’s single biggest event.

Last year more than 400,000 people took part by counting the birds in their garden for an hour. It is really simple to do so you don’t have to be an expert and it gives the RSPB a vital snapshot of the UK’s birds each winter.

Over a period of an hour, participants are asked to record the highest number of each bird species seen in their garden (not flying over) at any one time. Then all you do is note them on the counting sheet provided and send it in.

The RSPB’s scientists can then use the information and patterns in bird numbers to help prioritise its conservation work.

Spending just one enjoyable hour watching birds in the garden, getting the kids involved and re-engaging with nature is a fantastic way to participate in a bit of practical conservation.

To take part, simply click here to find all the help and advice you need. Or, if you’d like to join the RSPB, click here.

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