What is RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch?

BIRD and wildlife lovers will be preparing themselves for the UK’s largest birdwatch event.

去年, over a million people across the UK participated in the event. Here’s the date for this year’s birdwatch.

This grumpy-looking robin doesn't look impressed by the snow

This grumpy-looking robin doesn’t look impressed by the snow信用: © stephen laycock

What is the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch?

The Big Garden Birdwatch is an annual census of birds across the UK. 和, it just takes an hour to help out.

Numbers of native birds have plummeted with 19 million fewer pairs of breeding birds in the UK compared to the late 1960s, warns the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB).

The wildlife charity is held the count to gauge the current bird population.

Results will show whether species are struggling, 或者 – 希望 – recovering.

Conservation efforts have, 例如, resulted in increased populations of cirl buntings, stone-curlews and corncrakes.

But if some bird numbers are dropping, then action can be taken to help them survive.

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When is the Big Garden Birdwatch?

The Big Garden Birdwatch kicked off on Friday, 一月 28, and lasts until Sunday, 一月 30, 2022.

How can I take part?

It’s really easy to join in the national bird count:

  • Firstly you must register to take part on www.rspb.org.uk/birdwatch or by texting 70030
  • Then you may choose any hour between January 28-30
  • Count the birds you see in your garden or from your balcony
  • Ignore any birds still in flight
  • Submit results 在线的 at rspb.org.uk/birdwatch

How do I watch the Big Garden Birdwatch live?

The charity says that experts from across the UK will bring photos, footage and facts about the birds they see.

They’ll also answer any questions, 加, there’ll be live quizzes, 和 “familiar faces throughout the weekend”.

  • The RSPB will be streaming the Big Garden Birdwatch live on its YouTube channel
  • Tune in for live commentary from their nature reserves across the UK, plus interviews and chat with special guests and wildlife experts.

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