What happened in 2023?

Big Garden Birdwatch 2024 is coming on 26-28 January! Sit back, relax and watch your garden birds for an hour. Whether you're a newcomer or a regular - welcome!

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Birdwatch 2023 results

Get an instant rundown of the top 10 UK results by watching our results video below.

Big Garden Birdwatch 2023: UK Top Ten

Also take a look at the 2023 Big Garden Birdwatch Live! highlights - you might spot birds you may not have been lucky enough to see on your patch during the Birdwatch.

Big Garden Birdwatch 2023: The Best Bits

The House Sparrow number one again!

This bold, noisy, community-minded bird has landed in top spot in Birdwatch, for the 20th year in a row, despite more than 10 million pairs disappearing in the UK since the late 1960s. However, House Sparrow numbers have remained relatively stable over the last twenty years with signs of increases in some parts of the UK.

A group of three House Sparrows feeding off of a domestic birdfeeder.

2. Blue Tit

A favourite everywhere! This familiar and energetic little entertainer at the feeder has made second spot again for the third year in a row. 

A Blue Tit stood on the top of a log.

3. Starling

The Starling is a non-mover at number three. But like last year, this noisy, vibrant and gregarious garden visitor sadly remains in decline. 

A Starling perched on a log singing.

4. Woodpigeon

With their cooing call a familiar part of the urban soundscape, Woodpigeon numbers have soared in the past 40 years so unsurprisingly it still sits tight at number four. 

Two Woodpigeons perched on a garden fence, one is leaning its head towards the other.

5. Blackbird

The Blackbird remains at number five and remains one of our most common and striking UK garden birds.

A Common Blackbird perched on a moss covered rock.

6. Robin

The UK's favourite bird retains sixth place this year. Watch out for these bold friends waiting for you to serve up worms when you are digging the garden.

A Robin perched upon a moss covered branch.

7. Goldfinch

The vibrant Goldfinch is doing well but is static at number seven. You'll be hearing its familiar twittering flight song again over the coming year. 

A pair of Goldfinches feeding off of a domestic bird feeder.

8. Great Tit

Both acrobat and boss at the feeder, our largest UK tit has stayed put at number eight, so that two-note squeaky bike pump song isn't going away! 

A group of three Great Tits perched on a lichen covered branch.

9. Magpie

This smart jack of all trades has steadily increased its numbers in urban areas in recent years making it a non-mover at number nine. 

A pair of Magpies perched on a moss covered log in the rain.

10. Long-tailed Tit

The delightful Long-tailed Tit has reappeared into the top 10 this year, an impressive improvement on last year when it sat in 15th. 

A pair of Long-tailed Tits, one perched on a twig and the other in flight, about to land.

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