Big Garden Birdwatch

Join the world’s largest garden wildlife survey and take part in the Big Garden Birdwatch.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has launched its Big Garden Birdwatch and is encouraging as many nature lovers as possible to sign up to help monitor garden birds.

Last year a staggering 9.1 million birds were counted, with Sparrows being noted as the most popular bird to visit our gardens.

stock image of RSPB logoHowever, this number has drastically declined since the first Birdwatch in 1979 and is now down to 57%.

How you can help

Taking part in the Big Garden Birdwatch survey could not be easier. All you have to do is download your free guide, stock up on bird feed and spend an hour watching the birds in your garden between 26 and 28 January 2024.

poster illustrating the 10 most common birds to be found in gardens


The guide provides you with all the information you require including how to identify which type of birds and asks you to record the number of birds that you see and the highest number of each bird species you see at one time.

By returning your Big Garden Birdwatch monitoring form to the RSPB, even if you don’t see any birds, you will be helping them to build a better picture of how different species are surviving in the wild and also help to identify those species most at risk.



With birds facing so many challenges, it is now more important than ever to get involved in the Big Garden Birdwatch 2024.

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