Join the world's largest Big Garden Birdwatch organised by the RSPB at the end of January 2018 and help nature simply by watching the birds in your garden or local park for an hour and recording your results!
This birdwatch has taken place since 1979 and it gives the RSPB an invaluable insight into how the nation's birds are faring. Which are more numerous, which species are struggling and need more help?
In 2017, over 500,000 people recorded over 8 million birds in their gardens and local parks. They sent their results into the RSPB where they are carefully recorded and checked. You can find out more about how the results are dealt with here.
Here's how to get involved in the Big Garden Birdwatch
On the weekend of 27-29 January 2018:
Big Garden Birdwatch 2017 Results.... drum roll please!
So which species were the most popular?
Some birds fared well showing how efforts to help them really do work. In 2016, starlings were seen in 40% of gardens - in 2017, they were seen in 50% of gardens.
Goldfinches, robins and blackbirds have also increased in number, as had pied wagtails. However, chaffinch, greenfinches and starlings are down on their 1979 numbers.
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