Are you taking part in the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch?
Saturday 7th January
The RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch is fun, free and for everyone! You don’t need a garden to take part! Counting birds from your balcony, or your local park will play a vital role in helping the RSPB understand how UK birds are doing.
Sign up today to get your free guide which helps you make sure your Birdwatch counts. As a thank you, you will receive a code for 20% off and free postage and packing when you buy from the RSPB shop*.
The fact that we’ve lost 38 million birds from UK skies in the last 50 years underlines that nature is in crisis. We see it in our own back gardens with house sparrows struggling and starlings undergoing a severe decline. Your Birdwatch results help monitor how our UK birds are faring in the face of the nature and climate emergency.
By taking part in Big Garden Birdwatch you, and hundreds of thousands of other like-minded nature lovers, will be taking action to protect our birds for generations to come.
You don’t need to be an RSPB member to take part and if you’re a teacher, you can inspire your students with Big Schools’ Birdwatch.
*No minimum spend. Single-use. 18 or over. Terms and conditions apply.
How to take part in Big Garden Birdwatch
Taking part is as easy as 1,2,3
1. Watch the birds around you for one hour
2. Count how many of each species of bird lands on your patch
3. Go online and tell us what you saw
Top up your bird table and fill the bird bath to the brim. Make sure to remove old food and clean your feeders weekly, as disease can be a serious issue for some species. Greenfinch numbers have massively dropped due to a disease that spreads around contaminated feeders and water bowls, and chaffinches are now struggling. Check here for guidance on cleaning feeders to keep you and your garden birds safe.
No garden? No problem!
Even a small window feeder will attract more birds to your Birdwatch. The more of you that take part, the more it will help us to protect our birds for generations to come.