By Leah Conway – KLTV Contributor
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is continuing their Big Garden Birdwatch. This year the birdwatch will run from 29-31 of January.
Everyone can take part in the birdwatch for free, whether you’re a complete beginner or a seasoned bird watcher. There is even a separate option for schools wanting to take part in the Big Schools Birdwatch.
How does it work?
All it takes is one hour of your time. People taking part can choose an hour between 29 and 31 January. Then, you count the birds you see in your garden or from your balcony. You can then submit your results online; you have until the 19 February to submit your count and you can also post your results to the Big Birdwatch too.
For more guidance and resources on the rules of counting, you can check the RSPB’s guide
How does Big Garden Birdwatch help?
Taking part helps the RSPB collect valuable data and helps them understand the challenged faced by our local wildlife. Whether breeds are declining or thriving in our gardens it helps the RSPB take action and highlight the problems and threats to our wildlife.
You can sign up for 2021’s Birdwatch on the RSPB website.