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Big Schools’ Birdwatch 2022

Due to demand, we’ve had to close our postal registration a little early. But don’t worry if you haven’t been able to sign up for a pack. You can still take part by signing up on our website and downloading survey sheets to help you record your sightings. You’ll also get a certificate when you send in your results. Tell us what you saw by 21 February.

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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.

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Send in your results: how to involve your class

Submitting your results is easy and doing it together with your class is a great way to continue and complete the activity. Teacher Kate Sefton explains the benefits she saw from getting her pupils involved.

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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