RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2015
This weekend sees the return of the Big Garden Birdwatch, the annual event organised by the Royal Society of Protection to Birds (RSPB) to survey our local wildlife. Now in it’s 36th year this is a countrywide initiative in which half a million people are expected to take part, providing an invaluable picture of how our garden birds are doing and highlighting any problems or trends in population and behaviour.
It’s easy to become involved, all you need to do is register on their website, spend an hour in your garden, allotment or local park making a note of what you see and then give your feedback.
You can of course do this on your own but it’s also a great activity and to do as a family and with this in mind the RSPB have prepared a special pack that can be downloaded from their website once you have registered. It gives full details of what do including details of how to make some simple bird feeders and fat balls to encourage more birds to visit, pictures to help identification and a sheet to record what you see. You can even find out how to build a ‘hide’ if you’re really up for some fun.
The event is on the 24th and 25th January and you can register and download your pack here.
You will also receive a £5 discount to use in the RSPB shop.
The photographs in this post were kindly provided by the RSPB – Grahame Madge RSPB Images.