Big garden Bird Watch 2020 is coming. 25 – 27 Jan – will you take part?

The Big Garden Bird Watch has been going for over 40 years. Will you take part in the 2020!

It’s easy to take part in #BigGardenBirdWatch
It will take only 1hr of your time and can be done over one of 3 days, from 25th – 27th January. You can count the birds in your garden or a local park.
Here's how: Get yourself comfy with a cuppa or flask and..

  1. Count the most birds that land at once
    Only count the birds that land, not those flying over. The same birds may land more than once, so you can avoid double counting by recording the highest number of each bird species you see at any one time – not the total number you count over the hour.
  2. What about other wildlife?
    Threats to nature mean that it's not just birds facing tough times. So are our hedgehogs, frogs and other wildlife too. So, to help RSPB get a more complete picture of Britain’s garden wildlife, they also ask about what other animals you see in your garden as part of the Big Garden Birdwatch.
  3. Submit your results to RSPB
    Remember, every count is important, so don’t worry if you don’t see anything. Observing which birds or other wildlife aren’t around is as important as seeing the ones that are.
    You can submit your results online at from 25 January until 16 February.

To learn how your results help, visit: Big Garden birdwatch


Big Farmland Bird Count 7 is coming too: 7 – 16 February 2020

It’s a great chance for local birders and farmers to team up and do the survey together. If you want help to find someone to collaborate with please contact Tony Norman Email:

We'll post more closer to the time but you can learn more at: