A child coloring in a notebook with bird ID sheets next to her

Card Game: Garden bird-off

Cut out the cards provided in Wild Explorer magazine (Jan-Feb 2022), then use the template below, and challenge your friends to find the best garden birds!

Top ten bird cards from the Wild Explorer Garden Bird Off card game

How to play

  • Cut out the top 10 bird cards from Wild Explorer magazine (Jan-Feb 2022) or download the cards (below), then use the template to create your own
  • Once you've printed and cut out your cards, you can back them on to card if you like!
  • Split the cards between you and your friend
  • Take it in turns to select a category and read out your bird's stat - then they tell you theirs. The highest wins!
House sparrows on feeder | the RSPB

Who will be this years' winners?

Our top 10 bird cards were the top spotted birds from the Big Garden Birdwatch 2021. 


Want to find out who will win this year? Simply count the birds you see in your garden, from your balcony, or in your local park for one hour between 28 and 30 January 2022.
It’s fun, free, and easy to join in.


Wherever you are, whatever you see, it counts!

Not a member yet?

With a youth membership, you'll receive a regular copy of Wild Explorer Magazine, packed full of fun facts and activities to help your family discover the nature on your doorstep.