Big Garden Birdwatch 2022

It's back for 2022 - the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch, and we are encouraging all our customers to sign up and take part! You don't even need a garden – just a feeder attached to a window!

The reason we are encouraging you to take part is that shockingly, we’ve lost 38 million birds from UK skies in the last 50 years, so it really is vital we do all we can to look after our birdlife.

Feeding wild birds, especially in Winter when food is scarce, has helped support populations, but feeding habits are also changing the makeup of populations. People are now seeing far more Goldfinches and Siskins, however in decline are Sparrows, Starlings and Song Thrushes. Greenfinches are also in decline due to trichomonosis - a microscopic parasite that's transmitted in contaminated food and water. It's one of the reasons that feeders should be cleaned out regularly.

Taking part is as easy as 1,2,3

1. Watch the birds in your garden, from your balcony or in your local park for one hour between the 28th and 30th January         2022

2. Count how many of each species of bird lands on your patch

3. Go online (or post back your results) to report what you saw

Follow this link to sign up, and access a wealth of information all about our birdlife from the RSPB - wherever you are, whatever you see, it counts!

Plus, check out our BGBW Special offers page and grab yourself a bargain - once they've gone, they've gone!