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Species in the spotlight: Magpie
Guest blog written by Dr Mark Boyd, RSPB Interim Head of Youth and Education, explaining some lesser known facts about the magpie. The magpie could be the most misunderstood bird in the UK. Look closely and you’ll see that magpies aren’t even simply black and white! Many of their feathers...
1 Feb 2013
Amazing facts about ordinary birds
Blackbird - Blackbirds only started appearing in urban gardens in the 1830’s. Up until this time they lived in woods or heathland. Bluetit - Baby blue tits are very hungry little birds, their parents have to collect around 1000 small insects a day to feed them. Chaffinch - Chaffinches...
24 Jan 2012
How is your Big Schools' Birdwatch going?
We're half way through the Birdwatch now, and it's been our most exciting one so far! As well as lots of people getting involved, and registering for our resource packs, we've had an amazing amount of media coverage. We've been on the Alan Titchmarsh show, and were also featured on Newsround...
23 Jan 2012
Test their knowledge with these free bird quizzes
So you may have done your Birdwatch and submitted your results already, or perhaps you are still getting ready for it by learning about the birds that are likely to visit your school grounds. Either way, here is a great quiz provided by Education Quizzes to test your student's knowledge of what...
20 Jan 2012
RSPB Kelvingrove: Glasgow’s schoolchildren get creative
Glasgow’s schoolchildren have been celebrating Scotland’s amazing wildlife with an art competition organised by RSPB Scotland. Drawings, painting and sculptures were created as part of the RSPB’s annual Big Schools’ Birdwatch (which this year runs from 16-30 January) and all...
13 Jan 2012
Don't forget to register for your Big Schools' Birdwatch pack
What a brilliant response we've had from people requesting packs! We couldn't have predicted how popular the Birdwatch would be this year - it just goes to show how many people care about the wildlife outside their window, and wanting to pass that on to the young people in your care is the most...
13 Jan 2012
Ideas for your Big Schools' Birdwatch
Here are a few ideas you can do to prepare for Big Schools' Birdwatch (it starts next week!) This year there is a new book which you can buy to help you with your Birdwatch. It's called The Big RSPB Birdwatch . The book is aimed at children and can be a useful resource for identifying birds;...
12 Jan 2012
Happy Big Schools' Birdwatch 2012!
Happy New Year everyone! I should think you'll be nice and relaxed after the Christmas holidays, and looking for something to really get your students or group exited about. Well, look no further! Big Schools' Birdwatch 2012 is nearly upon us at last, and the good news is that there is...
3 Jan 2012
RSPB Scotland’s “Christmas Tweats” goes down a storm
Last week RSPB Scotland hosted “Christmas Tweats”, a well-attended CPD (continuous professional development) event at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. The event focused on how teachers and their classes can get school grounds wildlife-friendly ready for Christmas. Teachers enjoyed...
12 Dec 2011
What are your Big Schools' Birdwatch plans?
We'd love to hear what you are planning for your Big Schools' Birdwatch in January. The event is fast approaching now, and we're sending lots of packs out to schools who have registered. If you haven't registered yet, you can do so here . Maybe your class is going to build a bird...
23 Nov 2011
Feed the Birds Day recipes
Are you prepared for feed the birds day ? Have you made any bird cakes with your children? It's not too late if you haven't - we received this recipe from one of our young people who is taking part in the Wildlife Action Awards which you could use: Nutty Cupcakes Recipe One box of animal...
28 Oct 2011
Big Schools' Birdwatch is back!
It’s that time of year again! We’ve just opened our Big Schools' Birdwatch 2012 web pages for you to have a look at, and to register for next year’s event. What is Big Schools' Birdwatch? I’m sure many of you visiting this blog may not have heard of the Big Schools'...
21 Sep 2011
We're on ITV Daybreak!
It's here! You might have seen Houghton Primary School and the RSPB on ITV Daybreak this morning taking part in Big Schools' Birdwatch. We hope this will be one of thousands of school taking part in our 10th birthday celebrations over the coming fortnight. You can watch Houghton Primary...
24 Jan 2011
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