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Get ready for Big Garden Birdwatch

It’s fun, free and for everyone. Join in 28-30 January 2022

Be wowed by your local wildlife. 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.

Big Garden Birdwatch is for everyone. Whether you’re a complete beginner or a birding expert, you’ll get all the help you need, from bird ID to caring for garden birds. Plus, if you’re a teacher, why not inspire your pupils with Big Schools' Birdwatch?

How to have a brilliant Birdwatch

One of the brilliant things about Big Garden Birdwatch is that you never know what you might see. Maybe you’ll enjoy a charm of chattering goldfinches or a flock of feisty sparrows? Or will it be the soulful song of a robin that wins your heart?

You can start getting to know your birds by putting out food and water and seeing what flies in! You’ll find plenty of advice on how to attract garden birds and how to identify them when you sign up to take part in Big Garden Birdwatch.

Be one in a million!

Be sure to come back in mid-December for more information and to sign-up to take part in Big Garden Birdwatch 2022. It's free to join in and a great way to get closer to nature where you live.

House sparrows on feeder | the RSPB

Discover 2021’s winners and losers

More than 17 million birds were counted in Big Garden Birdwatch 2021. But what do the findings reveal? Which birds were seen everywhere from our busy cities to our rural communities? Was 2021 the year the gardener’s friend, the robin, claimed the number one spot? Or did the humble sparrow come top again? Meet the winners and losers of Birdwatch 2021 and find out which bird claimed the Birdwatch crown.

Robin | The RSPB

Watch Big Garden Birdwatch Live!

We launched Big Garden Birdwatch Live in 2021, to bring you wildlife footage, expert chat and guest interviews from across the UK. It was a great way to come together to share the thrills of Big Garden Birdwatch and answer all your questions.

In 2022 we hope to make Big Garden Birdwatch Live even bigger and better, and we’ll be broadcasting from Friday 28 to Sunday 30 January on YouTube and Facebook. This is your chance to see what birds are being spotted across the UK and an opportunity to ask our experts your questions. Tune in for live commentary from our nature reserves and gardens, and interviews and chat with special guests and wildlife experts.

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Become a member

Big Garden Birdwatch is just one way to enjoy nature and be part of a community looking out for wildlife. When you join the RSPB, you’ll be able to get even closer to nature through our award-winning regular members' magazine and free access to our nature reserves across the UK.

You’ll also be part of an active community helping to protect birds and other wildlife. Together with other members, you’ll find out more about UK wildlife and where to see it, as well as the worldwide efforts to save wild places and bring back rare or threatened birds and other animals.

Join today and you’ll receive:

  • Our quarterly Nature’s Home magazine
  • FREE access and parking to over 170 nature reserves across the UK
  • FREE gift
  • FREE membership pack