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Big Garden Birdwatch brings opportunities
10th January 2022

By David Rees



The RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch returns for another year this month, running from January 28-30.

The campaign, which is currently being advertised on television, encourages volunteers to observe wild bird in their garden, balcony or a section of parkland and count how many of each species of bird lands on their patch during one given hour, between January 28-30.

Participants are being encouraged to fill bird feeders or lay out good quality bird food on the ground or on bird tables in order to attract birds to their gardens, creating sales opportunities for pet food stores.

In 2021, more than one million people took part in Big Garden Birdwatch. According to RSPB, 38 million birds have been lost from UK skies in the last 50 years.