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The RSPB's garden and schools surveys help us keep track of the ups and downs of common bird species such as Blue Tit. Photo: Steve Young (www.birdsonfilm.com).
The RSPB's garden and schools surveys help us keep track of the ups and downs of common bird species such as Blue Tit. Photo: Steve Young (www.birdsonfilm.com).Enlarge image

Get ready to count your birds


Posted on: 12 Jan 2014

The RSPB have announced two dates for birding diaries in January and February,. for the Big Garden Birdwatch and Big Schools’ Birdwatch surveys.

The RSPB’s annual Big Garden Birdwatch (BGBW) returns on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 January 2014, giving people across Britain the chance to be part of the world’s biggest wildlife survey.  Almost 600,000 people across the UK took part in 2013 and between them counted more than nine million birds.

The annual wildlife survey provides the society with an important snapshot of garden bird populations in winter, and has helped to highlight some dramatic declines in our garden birds over the last 30 years.  

Schools can also get involved by joining in on the Big Schools’ Birdwatch (BSBW). Almost 90,000 children and teachers take part every year, and it’s a great way of helping young people connect with nature in their school grounds or local green space. This year’s BSBW will take place from 20 January to 14 February 2014, and schools can pick any hour within this period to record wildlife.

The RSPB produces a free teachers’ pack brimming with ideas, activities and information to help schools plan a fantastic survey session.

Find out more about BGBW at www.rspb.org.uk/birdwatch and for BSBW at www.rspb.org.uk/schoolswatch.


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