RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2020

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2020

It’s our favourite time of year again – the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch! 

At 41 years old, the Big Garden Birdwatch originated as a way to encourage children to spend a weekend admiring nature. The very first weekend in 1979 was promoted by Blue Peter and garnered 34,000 sign-up forms from eager children.

Fast forward to today and you’ll find over half a million keen birders, wildlife enthusiasts, and inquisitive young minds ready to take on the bird watching challenge from 25-27th January 2020.

It’s easy to get involved. Simply head over to the RSPB’s website and register for your free Big Garden Birdwatch guide which contains everything you need to know about the event as well as a great tracker to log your finds.

Starling
Starling close-up at the Ivel Valley farm

2019 Big Garden Birdwatch results:

Species: Average per garden / % of gardens species recorded in 2019

  1. House sparrow: 4.4 / 63%
  2. Starling: 3.1 / 41%
  3. Blue tit: 2.6 / 77%
  4. Blackbird: 2.3 / 87%
  5. Woodpigeon: 2.3 / 77%
  6. Goldfinch: 1.8 / 34%
  7. Great tit: 1.5 / 58%
  8. Robin: 1.3 / 82%
  9. Chaffinch: 1.3 / 38%
  10. Magpie: 1.2 / 54%

We can’t wait to take part this January and see if and how the results for 2020 will change. Are you taking part? Don’t forget to share your result with us on any of our social channels.