RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch 2021

Take part in the world’s largest wildlife survey on 29-31st January and do something great for nature. 

How can I take part?

  1. Watch the birds for one hour
    Choose an hour over the weekend (between 29th and 31st January) to watch the birds in your garden or local park.
  2. Count the most birds that land at once
    Only count the birds that land in your garden or park, not those flying over. The same birds may land more than once, so you can avoid double counting by recording the highest number of each bird species you see at any one time – not the total number you count over the hour.
  3. Share what you saw
    Every count is important, so don’t worry if you don’t see anything. Observing which birds aren’t around is as important as seeing the ones that are. You can submit your results online at rspb.org.uk/birdwatch from 29th January until 19th February.

taken from rspb.org.uk

2020’s Top Ranking Birds

Last year the house sparrow was the most spotted bird; a gregarious and cheerful species.

Following the house sparrow, starling’s were the second most spotted species and the blue tit third.

What bird can you hear?

Listen out for the different bird songs you hear with your morning coffee over the weekend. Before you get started, listen here to the different songs you may hear. Let us know which tune makes it to the top of the charts!

Competition

We have hidden birds around our website! Find the species that the birds are hiding in for a chance to win an RSPB hedging pack!

Send us your answers to [email protected] for a chance to win a free RSPB hedging pack – there are 5 birds to find!

We will be sending clues to help you on your hunt. Last entries for the comp: Sunday 7th Feb

Winner announced: Monday 8th Feb

Bird Friendly Hedging

Whilst we take pride in the appearance of our gardens, the appeal that these gardens have to wildlife is just as important. Particularly at this time of year, some wildlife rely on the berries on our hedging as their main food source, whilst other wildlife make use of overgrown hedging and fallen leaves to stay warm and sheltered.

Wildlife friendly shrubs are just as aesthetically pleasing as other shrubs, blossoming beautiful white and lilac flowers…

RSPB approved hedging packs:

Help to breed birds…

Modern developments have created a lot of damage to animal habitats, including those of birds. So, we owe it to them to make our gardens bird-friendly and help our little feathered friends survive and breed successfully.

Find out how you can help to breed birds here.

Which garden bird are you?

Take the RSPB’s garden bird quiz and find out which bird species fits your personality best.

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