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Big Garden Birdwatch is the biggest wildlife survey in the world!

You can take part on your own or as a family, and you can even take part in your local park if you don't have a garden. To get involved, just pick an hour over 25-26 January 2014 and tell us what you see. It couldn't be easier!

In January we'll be launching our brand new Big Garden Birdwatch website. And new for 2014 you'll be able to record the birds as you see them directly on your laptop, tablet or smartphone with our online bird counting tool. Just start the timer and once your hour is up all you need do is press submit to send us your results.

You can, of course, still take part with pen and paper and then enter your results via computer in the usual way.

Sadly, it's not just birds that are in trouble; almost half our hedgehogs have disappeared in the last 25 years. Which is why this year we'll also be asking you how often you see other wildlife such as badgers, squirrels and toads in your garden or local park.

Get your friends and family involved by telling everyone you're taking part and join the conversation using #birdwatch.

The results in photos

Check out what made the top 10 in 2013

Join the conversation

Share your Big Garden Birdwatch tales with our friendly Community group

Big Garden Birdwatch events

We're running lots of Big Garden Birdwatch events around the UK. Whether you want tips on how to encourage more wildlife to your garden, or simply want to do your birdwatch with others, find an event near you.


Saturday 24 January

Sunday 25 January

Do the Birdwatch as a school, class or youth group activity

Big Schools' Birdwatch

Be part of the world's biggest birdwatch. Run every year in January and February Big Schools' Birdwatch is a free activity for schools throughout the UK. More...

Big Schools' Birdwatch