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Peer Education through the Big Schools Birdwatch at Duddingston Primary, Edinburgh
One Primary 5 class at Duddingston Primary in Edinburgh took part in the Big Schools Birdwatch this year, after being encouraged by one of their own pupils, nine year old Johnny Blairford . Julia Horton , from the Times Educational Supplement Scotland , joined in the fun, and you can read her full report...
11 Feb 2013
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
You can still take part!
It's the start of the second week of the Big Schools' Birdwatch , and here's ten good reasons for you still to take part... You can request your fabulous free resource pack right up until the 01 February The snow has (mostly) all gone, so this will hopefully encourage more birds...
28 Jan 2013
Species in the spotlight: Chaffinch
Guest blog written by Dr Mark Boyd, RSPB Interim Head of Youth and Education, explaining some lesser known facts about the chaffinch. The chaffinch should be one of the most familiar birds in the UK because it is not only very common, but also lives in more places and more habitats than almost any...
23 Jan 2013
Birdwatching ideas for young people
We really want to encourage more secondary schools to take part this year so here's some ideas for what you could do with your students in addition to the main activity. Don't forget that you can download our resource pack for secondary students, for free, here . Design and make bird cake...
17 Jan 2013
Don't forget to register for Big Schools' Birdwatch 2013!
There's still time to request your FREE resource pack for the upcoming Big Schools' Birdwatch, the event starts on 21 Jan and runs for two weeks, so it's up to you when you take part. If you've never heard of the Birdwatch before, then to put it simply, it's a great practical activity...
4 Jan 2013
Big Schools' Birdwatch resource packs are available now
Our great resource packs for the Big Schools Birdwatch 2013 are available now, and if you have already registered there will be one winging its way to you in the post. The Big Schools' Birdwatch is a great activity to enable the young people in your school or group to step up for nature . The...
9 Nov 2012
Why I'm looking forward to Big Schools' Birdwatch 2013
Big Schools’ Birdwatch 2013 is fast approaching, and I can’t wait for it to arrive. For those of us who have the pleasure of working on the Birdwatch, it makes those dark winter months of January and February much brighter and exciting! We have made a few additions to our online resources...
10 Sep 2012
Don't forget to submit your results!
Please remember to let us know what you've seen on your birdwatch, your data is so valuable to us. Even if you didn't see anything, that tells us a lot about what is happening with our wildlife. You can submit your results online here (if you haven't registered before, remember to leave...
31 Jan 2012
How are you getting ready for your Birdwatch?
The months of planning and waiting are finally over, and there's one week left to go until the start of Big Schools' Birdwatch 2012! We'd love to hear how you're getting ready for the Big Schools' Birdwatch with your class or group - are you trying something new, or do you have...
9 Jan 2012
Poll: Have you heard of Big Schools' Birdwatch?
We'd be interested to know how many people who visit these pages have heard of the Big Schools' Birdwatch, and if you've taken part in previous years. Have you heard of the Big Schools Birdwatch? Yes, I did it for the first time last year (50%) I have heard of it, but i'm not sure what it...
21 Sep 2011
Re: Rodent worry!
Hi Birchy and thank you for taking part in the Big Schools' Birdwatch [BSBW]. I live in London and my garden backs on to a railway line. I have foxes and rats that regularly appear but neither raid my feeders, which are on poles or suspended from tree branches. As long as you don't put out...
24 Jan 2011
We are about to take part in the Big Schools Bird Watch and the children are getting very excited! We are making bird feeders and hoping to hang them in a small patch of trees bordering on to the school playground. However, this area is next to a railway line and as the school has suffered form rodent...
23 Jan 2011
'When we do BSBW, we'd really like to see....'
So, with BSBW being just days away, we thought we'd have a bit of fun and find out a little bit about how you'll be taking part. Complete the following statement, 'When we do BSBW, we'd really like to see....' More to follow over the next few days! Emily
20 Jan 2011
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