Big Garden Birdwatch

Big Garden Birdwatch

Big Garden Birdwatch


26/01/24 - 28/01/24    
All Day

Event Type

Take part in the Big Garden Bird Watch – the world’s largest garden wildlife survey!

Big Garden Birdwatch is the world’s largest garden wildlife survey. Every year, hundreds of thousands of nature lovers like you take part, helping to build a picture of how garden birds are faring.

How to take part

  1. Get your free guide and stock up on supplies, with 15% off and free delivery on food and feeders at the RSPB shop.
  2. Spend an hour watching the birds in your patch, between 26 and 28 January, and record the birds that land.
  3. Tell us what you saw (even if that’s nothing at all)! You can submit your results online or by post.
Choose an hour between 26 and 28 January.
Only record the birds that land in your patch!
Record the highest number of each bird species you see at any one time.

Last year’s Birdwatch

Every Birdwatch counts

Across the UK, over half a million people took part in Big Garden Birdwatch 2023, counting a whopping 9.1 million birds! House Sparrows took the top spot, but counts of these chirpy birds are down by 57% compared to the first Birdwatch in 1979. In fact, we’ve lost 38 million birds from UK skies in the last 60 years. With birds facing so many challenges, it’s more important than ever to get involved in the Birdwatch. Every bird you do – or don’t – count will give us a valuable insight into how garden birds are faring.