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Big Schools’ Birdwatch 2022

Like so many things, Big Schools’ Birdwatch was a bit different in 2021. But in 2022, we’re really looking forward to things being more normal, with teachers and pupils once again coming together to count the birds they see at school.

School children in London look through binoculars during an RSPB birdwatching event

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. 


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

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. 

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.” 

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