RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch 2023...
Big Garden Bird Watch - January 27 to 29, 2023
The Wildlife Community team are busy stocking up their feeders and cleaning their binoculars, because something exciting is happening this weekend…
In the last 50 years, 38 million birds have been lost from our skies. Species like the starling and house sparrow are experiencing population declines and that worrying fact alone shows us that nature is struggling. As the UK’s largest nature conservation charity, the RSPB decided to get everyone involved and do something about it! They created the Big Garden Birdwatch which has now grown to be the world’s largest citizen science bird survey with a whole weekend dedicated to coming together to count the birds that visit our garden and submitting your results. You do not need to be an RSPB member; all you need to do is sign up for free here:
Despite the name, you don’t need to have a garden to get involved. You can take part from a balcony, a local park, an allotment, any green space that you can access! All you have to do is watch the birds for one hour over the weekend and record what you see. If you can see birds from wherever you are, you can count them!
We have plenty of products available to attract birds to your area, whether that’s a bird bath to provide drinking and bathing water or a window feeder if you don’t have a garden. Check out our Wildlife Community Store for a selection of top quality bird seed and feeders.
As well as the all-important count, on Saturday and Sunday, tune in to YouTube where you will find the Big Garden Bird Watch LIVE event! All over the weekend, you can join well known bird lovers such as Chris Packham and Lucy Lapwing for live feeder cameras, expert advice and silly fun. You will be able to ask questions and join in with the online event! Set your reminders and tune in here on Saturday from 9am:
The Big Garden Birdwatch is an opportunity to work together to monitor how our beloved birds are doing and by doing so, we can empower hundreds of thousands of bird lovers everywhere to get involved in the efforts to protect our beautiful world.