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Big Schools’ Birdwatch 2022

Don’t worry if you haven’t taken part yet. There’s still time to register and get your free pack. If you have already completed Big Schools' Birdwatch with your class, then you can now send in your results! Submissions close on 21 February.

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Taking part is as easy as 1,2,3

1. Register today!

Register today, and we’ll send you a fantastic pack with everything that you and your class need to take part in Big Schools’ Birdwatch. All our resources are differentiated to support curriculum learning and are available in Welsh, but hurry - packs are only available until 30 January.


2. Get counting

Get counting in your school grounds! Your free pack includes helpful ID resources, handy survey sheets plus everything you need to know to get your Wild Challenge award. 


3. Submit your results

You can now submit your results online. It’s easy to do with your class interactively on the whiteboard. We really want to know what you see, even if you see nothing at all. The last day for sending us your results is 21 February.

A child looks through binoculars at an RSPB Big Schools' Birdwatch event

“It’s just been amazing; it’s been a great day”

Watch teacher Kate Sefton and her class take part in Big Schools’ Birdwatch and submit their results together online: “There’s definitely something in it for every age group … going through the National Curriculum Learning Objectives … but also what they’re gaining out of it socially.” 

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What you saw matters

What was the type of bird your class saw most? Was it a blackbird, or perhaps a house sparrow? Let us know by sending in your results. What you saw during the Birdwatch is really important, as it helps us to see how birds are faring in school grounds right around the UK.

Young child checking off the birds they have seen on our checklist

All Big Schools' Birdwatch resources

A collection of resources to support the delivery of your Big Schools’ Birdwatch, including survey sheets using tens frames and subitising, and bird cake instructions. 

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What's that bird?

Everything you need to know about the birds you're likely to see during Big Schools' Birdwatch and some handy tips on telling them apart