Wednesday 15 January 2014

Big Garden Birdwatch

It will soon be time for the UK's Big Garden Birdwatch run by the RSPB.

Bird populations give conservationists a good idea of the health of the countryside. That's why it's so important to take part in surveys like the Big Garden Birdwatch so we can all keep an eye on our local wildlife.

All you need to do for the Big Garden Birdwatch is spend an hour over the weekend of 25-26 January counting the birds in your garden or local park. It's that simple!

The more people involved, the more the RSPB can learn. So, sign up here, learn more about the wildlife likely to visit your garden and get ready to record your observations! 

Not only will you be helping conservationists learn more about bird populations, but you'll have great fun watching our feathered friends and finding out out what lives in your garden!

If after taking part in the Big Garden Birdwatch, you want to learn more about birds, if you're in Edinburgh you can sign up for my next five week series of bird walks.

You may also be interested to read my reviews of Books about Birders - (more will be added over the next few weeks):

Birders by Mark Cocker

A Guide to the Birds of East Africa by Nicholas Drayson.


The Weaver of Grass said...

I have taken part ever since it first began - I am a member - and I look forward to it every year.

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Here in Maryland near Baltimore, I've noticed less of a variety of birds this winter over last. I've yet to see a Downey Woodpecker. Mostly seeing black-eyed juncos, crows, mourning doves, a cardinal pair, some blue jays, a titmouse pair, a chickadee, a few wrens, a few nuthatches, and a red bellied woodpecker. Occasional sharp-shinned hawk, Canada geese, three foxes, five gray squirrels, seven does and two young bucks. Plus my husband, Ray. And Josephine.

eileeninmd said...

We have our backyard feeder count in February..I always look forward to joining and counting my yardbirds.
It is great to pass the word on and have more people involved.. Have a happy day!

RG said...

Count 'em! Good data is hard to find!