On 30th and 31st January, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) are holding their annual Big Garden Birdwatch!
For the past 37 years, the country’s largest nature conservation charity invite people across the country to take part in the event, and this year more than half a million incredible nature lovers are expected to get involved!
For one hour on either the 30th or 31st January, participants will watch and count of all the different species of birds and wildlife that they can see in their garden. The RSPB provide charts which make it especially easy to note down the information, and they can then analyse this afterwards.
Britain’s wildlife is in decline, and as one of the world’s largest garden wildlife surveys, the Big Garden Birdwatch helps the RSPB to see which species of wildlife are in decline, and which ones are growing. The information that the participants of the Big Garden Birdwatch collect is very valuable to scientists, and helps them spot problems and trends.
Not only is the annual event fun for the whole family to enjoy, it’s also a great way to collect very useful data which scientists rely on!
To get more information about the event, and to download your free pack, visitrspb.org.uk/birdwatch.