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RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 🐦

Get the kettle on and settle down at your window to watch the birds in the garden. It’s really easy to become a citizen scientist and help the RSPB count birds in the garden!

Just spend an hour between Friday 28 and Sunday 30 January counting garden visitors. It’s free, fun, and a great way to see how local wildlife is managing. Wherever you are, whatever you see, it counts! Submit your rspb garden bird watch results online.

There’s still time to sign up:

The top birds you may see in gardens at this time of year:

  • Blackbird
  • Blue tit
  • Chaffinch
  • Coal tit
  • Great tit
  • Collared dove
  • Dunnock
  • Goldfinch
  • House sparrow
  • Greenfinch
  • Long tailed tit
  • Robin
  • Starling
  • Wood pigeon

Quick Bird Facts


  • Birds waterproof their feathers by preening, with oil from glands near their tails, this helps them to fly short distances in the rain. 
  • Birds need to eat at regular intervals to keep their daily energy levels consistent and cannot spend the whole day sheltering.  
Have fun bird watching seedballers! 

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