Over the 3 days, spend just an hour with nature, sit back and observe for the Big Garden Bird Watch. Start counting the different wild bird species. It doesn't have to be just wild birds; if you spot a hedgehog, fox, grouse or even a badger, make sure you write it down.
Watch the birds for one hour
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), are carrying out the Big Garden Watch from the 29th to the 31st January. You can go online to provide your findings using the link: https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch/ - Alternatively, you may order the form by post and submit this by the 15th of February 2021.
What about other wildlife?
There is a section on the form that allows reporting of other wildlife you might see in your garden or local park.
Your results help the RSPB spot any problems, decline of wildlife species and monitor any trends. Your results can help the RSPB do something about it.
The RSPB have been carrying out the Big Garden Bird Watch for over 4 decades now. According to the RSPB, 'It was one of the first surveys to alert the RSPB to the decline in the number of song thrushes in gardens'. In 1979, song thrushes were a common visitor to our gardens and in 2019, the RSPB, have seen a decline in numbers falling by 79%.