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How to take part in the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch 2019

Kick off 2019 by getting involved in the RSPB's annual health-check of the birds in our garden. Here's how you can get involved.

Georgina Wilson-Powell 29 December 2018

Every January for the last 40 years the RSPB has undertaken a countrywide check in of the state of our birdlife in our back gardens. 

The RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch is the largest garden wildlife citizen science project. Each January, just under 500,000 people have taken part each year, helping to record over 130 million birds.

So how do you take part in the Big Garden Birdwatch 2019

The Big Garden Birdwatch 2019 will take place on 26, 27 and 28 January. RSPB ask that people spend an hour recording the birds in their garden during one of those days. 

Sign up here and get a free postal pack to help you spot the most common birds (or get an online pack). Record your findings with the charity and help them track how many birds there are across the UK.

The annual snapshot of birdlife means the RSPB can help track the populations of our common birds, tracking both the ups and the downs. For instance, while the charity has seen a massive drop in house sparrows and starlings, blue tits have risen by 20% and the woodpigeon population has increased by 800%.

Get involved on social media over the weekend with the tag #BigGardenBirdwatch.

Georgina Wilson-Powell 29 December 2018