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Big Garden Birdwatch

24-25 January 2015

How to take part

All you need to do is spend an hour of your choice counting the birds in your garden. It's that simple!

How to take part

  1. 1

    Register

    Register online before the day to receive reminders and your free pack.

  2. 2

    Watch and Record

    Watch and record the number of birds in your garden, or nearby green space.

  3. 3

    Submit

    Submit your results live from your device, or by mail if you'd rather fill out a paper form.

Register now

Live bird counter

You can complete your results on your desktop, laptop or smartphone during Big Garden Birdwatch.

Our live bird counter is quick and easy to use. It will even keep you busy with hints, tips and trivia during the hour. So, why not save the trees for the birds and go digital this year?

If you would rather count birds with a pen and paper, you can download our counting sheet here.

Other wildlife

The RSPB is about far more than just birds. We protect threatened birds, other wildlife and the places where they live, so they will always be there for us and future generations. We’ve included non-native wildlife in the survey too, so we can see where it is found.

You may not see these creatures in your hour watching (especially grass snakes, slow worms and hedgehogs, which are hibernating now), but we’d like to know if any of them visit your garden or park and, if so, roughly how often.

Still got questions?

No problem, we've got the answers right here for you.

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From £4 a month

Make a one-off donation online and help to create a world richer in wildlife. Or text BIRD to 70800 to donate £5.

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