The 2015 Big Garden Birdwatch is coming up!
This year it’s on the 24th and 25th of January – make sure it’s in your diary 😉
The birdwatch is an important citizen science project that provides information about the health of our countryside, which enables organisations like the RSPB to monitor what is going on and take action where it is needed.
If this will be your first birdwatch, register at rspb.org.uk/birdwatch and download your free pack (you also get a discount off your next purchase from the RSPB), This will contain all the info you need to get started; how to record accurately and attract the birds to your garden.
There are tips to help you HERE.
The birdwatch is easy to do. Just watch out for your garden birds for one hour over the weekend, and record the birds you see. The RSPB have set up different ways you can do this – pen and paper, online or on an app.
Count how many of each bird you see at one time. For example: If the maximum amount of Robins you see at once during your hour is 2, your robin count will be two. But if you see a lone robin more than once, your count is 1.
If you are involved with a school, there is information and resources for the Schools big birdwatch HERE.
Last year the survey also included other creatures for the first time such as frogs, hedgehogs and badgers and I assume they’ll be included this year as well.
Here’s a few of my most spotted birds:
I hope you take part and have fun doing so. I’ll post a reminder nearer the time.