The RSPB’s annual Big Garden Birdwatch is back on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 January 2016, giving people across the UK the chance to be part of the world’s biggest wildlife survey. Over half a million people across the UK took part in 2015 and between them counted more than eight-and-a-half million birds.
The annual wildlife survey provides the RSPB with an important snapshot of garden bird populations in winter and has helped to highlight some dramatic declines in UK garden birds over the last 30 years.
Schools can also get involved in the Big Schools’ Birdwatch. Last year, a whopping 90,000 children and teachers took part, and it’s a brilliant way of helping young people get closer to nature in their school grounds or local green space.
This year’s schools’ birdwatch will take place from 4 January – 12 February 2016, and best of all it takes just one lesson or lunchtime!
The more people involved, the more we can learn. So, grab a cuppa and together we can all help to give nature a home.