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Citizen science and The Big Garden Bird Watch is upon us. You can obtain a free information pack from the RSPB website – www.rspb.org.uk
Covid has put a lot of restrictions on our activities over the past few months, but one thing we’ve enjoyed recently is the opportunity to take a lunchtime walk and spend some daylight hours outside; something’s that’s not always possible for lots of us during work hours. We’ve loved the chance to spot the birds and wildlife in our lovely local countryside and enjoyed having a few moments to recharge in nature. Our dog, Ludo, rather enjoys himself too!
we’re excited to tell you today about a cause near and dear to us: The RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch. This is an annual event which aims to monitor the number of birds visiting our gardens all over the country.
This year the watch will be held between 29th-31st January and taking part is easy. Simply choose an hour any time over that weekend period and count the birds you see in your garden or from your balcony. Then submit the results online anytime until the 19th February 2021. It’s a great opportunity to take part in citizen science and help study and protect these much loved visitors to our gardens.
Schools can also take part in the Big Schools Birdwatch this year. Learners at school can join in as a class but pupils can take part from home via the Big Garden Birdwatch too. The RSPB has a number of free resources for teachers and learners to use at home and at school including survey sheets, bird cake recipes, and bird identity guides. They’ll also be offering a day of live lessons on the 28th January around wildlife surveys.
Thanks to Em for putting the blog together. . . until next time . . .