The RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch takes place over the days of 27th to 29th of January. To support those taking part the RSPB has produced an easy to use guide on how to identify the birds that you are recording.
Click on this link: Popular Garden Birds to Look Out For which includes the sound the birds make too.
This is really important citizen science event which everyone can take part in to monitor how our garden birds are doing.
Here’s last year’s results: Orkney’s Top Ten: Big Garden Birdwatch
It’s easy to sign up and to take part. You don’t need to be an expert and only lasts for 1 hour, on a day and time of your choosing.
You can count the birds in your garden or if you don’t have one, in your local park.
Click on this link to find out more and to sign up: RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch