|Big Garden Bird Watch
In 2021, more than one million people took part in Big Garden Birdwatch, all coming together to look out for birds. Why not join in and be one in a million for 2022?
Shockingly, we’ve lost 38 million birds from UK skies in the last 50 years, so it really is vital we do all we can to look after our birdlife.
How it works
Sit next to a window that overlooks a garden, or an area such as your driveway or the road. Count the birds that you see land in one hour between the 28th and 30th January. You can pick anytime, but keep watching for one hour. Do not count the birds flying, count the birds that land in trees or on the ground. Have a go at recognising them using the ID chart!
You can submit your results online at rspb.org.uk/birdwatch from 28- 30th January or scroll down, upload a photo of a tally chart and we can submit them on your behalf.
Every count is important, so if you don’t see anything, please still submit your result. Finding out which birds don’t visit your area is as important as understanding those which do!
There are small changes you can make to help support wildlife and birds survive harsher winters like we are currently seeing, and encourage them to take up residence in your garden. Fresh water is really important to birds in summer and winter, along with food and shelter.
Click here to find out how to make the perfect bird bath. They don't have to be fancy! A shallow container, gravel and fresh water is all you need.
Bird food doesn't have to be gourmet! There are plenty of 'fat ball' recipes online that are cheap and cheerful, but still a huge support to our bird populations. Below there are two recipes that you might want to use to create tasty food for birds. Either would be great to hang in the trees in your garden, particularly at the minute when our gardens are covered in snow!
There is a wealth of information on the RSPB website if you would like to find out more information.
|Share with us what you're up to!
Whether you are making a bird feeder, participating in the Big Garden Bird Watch or drawing or painting birds that you have seen in your garden, please share with us what you are up to and we can share it on the website. Just take a picture and upload it here.