RSPB 2018 Big Garden Birdwatch
Join in with the RSPB 2018 Big Garden Birdwatch which will run from 27 – 29 January. The Big Garden Birdwatch is the world’s largest wildlife survey. This survey has been running for nearly 40 years With results from so many gardens, the RSPB is able to create a “snapshot” of bird numbers across the UK.
Around 500,000 people took part in the last birdwatch. That’s a LOT of birds counted! Now it’s your chance to join in, and count the wildlife that’s counting on you. Request your FREE pack now.
How it works
Here’s our step-by-step guide to the RSPB 2018 Big Garden Birdwatch…
- Choose a good place to watch from for an hour from 27-29 January 2018. Which window gives you the best view? Make sure it’s comfy and you have the essentials within easy reach – a nice, hot drink and your favourite biscuits – and somewhere to jot down what you see. On the website we’ve got a nifty counting tool to help you keep track of what you’ve seen.
If you haven’t got a garden that’s no problem. Just pop down to your local park or green space and join in there.
- Relax and watch the birds for an hour.
- Count the maximum number of each species you see at any one time. For example, if you see a group of three house sparrows together and later another two, and after that another one, the number to submit is three. That way, it’s less likely you’ll double-count the same birds.
- Come back to the Big Garden Birdwatch website and tell us what you’ve seen. Or use a paper form. It’s FREE to post back to the RSPB.
- That’s it! By taking part and telling the RSPB what you see, you’re helping them find out more about garden wildlife.
So why not take an hour to watch the birds in your garden or in your local park? Let’s see if house sparrows stay in their top spot, awarded in 2017!