Lindsey Chapman to join public Big Garden Birdwatch event in Norwich

Fabian Harrison

Thursday 24 January 2019

Mother pointing to a bird, Big Garden Birdwatch event, Cambridgeshire

Springwatch presenter Lindsey Chapman will be joining the RSPB for their “Biggest Birdwatch” event in Waterloo Park on Saturday

  • Springwatch presenter Lindsey Chapman will be joining the RSPB for their “Biggest Birdwatch” event in Waterloo Park on Saturday
  • The event marks the 40th anniversary of the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch – the world’s largest wildlife survey - and aims to set a record for the number of people taking part in a community Big Garden Birdwatch event
  • Members of the public are invited to join the fun at Waterloo Park from 10am – 2pm, Saturday 26 January

Springwatch presenter Lindsey Chapman will be helping the RSPB celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Big Garden Birdwatch at their Biggest Birdwatch event in Waterloo Park in Norwich on Saturday 26 January.

The RSPB and Friends of Waterloo Park are inviting people to join in the fun as they aim to set a record for the number of people taking part in a community Big Garden Birdwatch.

Families and kids will be able to enjoy a host of free craft activities and find all the clues to solve the puzzle of the nature detective trail, as well as spotting and counting the birds they see around the park.

Lindsey Chapman, BBC presenter, said: “The Big Garden Birdwatch is a really important annual activity that helps us understand how our garden wildlife is doing, up and down the country. I can’t wait to join the RSPB in Waterloo Park and would really encourage everyone - families, friends, experts and novices - to come along and get involved. Having fun whilst generating crucial data that informs vital conservation work, the Birdwatch is a great example of citizen science in action.”

Lindsey is a familiar face in the world of wildlife, presentingSpringwatch Unsprung with Chris Packham on BBC Two, Springtime on the Farm for Channel 5 and BBC One’sBig Blue UK alongside Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. Most recently she starred alongside Steve Backshall in the popularAnimals After Dark.

Fabian Harrison, RSPB spokesman, said: “Wrap up warm and head down to Waterloo park on Saturday 26th January to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Big Garden Birdwatch with us! It’s guaranteed to be a great day out – and you’ll be helping the RSPB gather important garden bird data, helping protect our wonderful wildlife for the future!”

Join the fun on Instagram LIVE from 1pm

Even if you can’t come down to the park, you can still join in the fun on Instagram, where Lindsey will be broadcasting live from the event from 1pm @RSPB_Love_Nature, sharing people’s #BigGardenBirdWatch stories and her own top tips for a successful hour.

The Big Garden Birdwatch is an annual survey that the RSPB coordinates to help form a picture of how our garden wildlife is faring. Each year, over half a million people take part – making it the largest wildlife survey in the world. This year’s Big Garden Birdwatch dates are 26th, 27th & 28th January. All it takes is one hour of your time, so if you haven’t yet signed up for your FREE digital pack, just visit www.rspb.org.uk/birdwatch.

 

For further information and to arrange an interview, please contact:

Fabian Harrison, RSPB Eastern England Press Office, 01603 697595 / 07738101820

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