Big Schools’ Birdwatch 2024

Big Schools’ Birdwatch is back for 2024! Join thousands of other schools to find out which birds visit your school grounds. Together, we can make it count.

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Big Schools’ Birdwatch is for every learner!

In this short film, discover what makes Big Schools’ Birdwatch so special with Assistant Headteacher Sam Clarke and the pupils of Wigmore Primary School in Luton. With specialised resources from the EYFS through to Secondary, Big Schools’ Birdwatch supports every learner.  

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Taking part is as easy as 1, 2, 3

1. Register today

Sign up today and we’ll send you a great pack with everything that you and your class need to take part in Big Schools’ Birdwatch (hurry, as we have a limited quantity).

All our resources support curriculum learning, including providing you with the historical records of Big Schools’ Birdwatch, so you can compare what you see. All resources are available bilingually for schools in Wales.

2. Get counting

Get counting in your school grounds any time from 8 January to 19 February 2024. Your free pack includes helpful ID resources and handy survey sheets. Why not make Big Schools’ Birdwatch the first step you take to find what nature your school grounds attract? Complete five more challenges and you can gain your Bronze 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. The last day for sending us your results is 19 February.

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Extend your pupils engagement and learning

The Big Schools’ Birdwatch counts as one activity towards the RSPB's free Wild Challenge award. Inspire your pupils to learn through nature by choosing from more than 20 other activities. Tick off another five and you’ll earn your Bronze Award, then work your way up to gold.

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Free resource library

Free resources are available to help you deliver your Big Schools’ Birdwatch, including differentiated resources to support the survey and data analysis. From Early Years to Secondary, there’s something for you.

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