How you can take part
It’s easy! Even just an hour with the birds is a wonderful opportunity to sit back, relax and spend time with nature. So, pop the kettle on, put your feet up and start counting!
- Watch the birds for one hour Choose an hour between the 25th and the 27th of January to watch the birds in your garden or local park.
- Count the most birds that land at once Only count the birds that land in your garden or park, not those flying over. The same birds may land more than once, so you can avoid double counting by recording the highest number of each bird species you see at any one time – not the total number you count over the hour.
- Tell RSPB what you saw Every count is important, so don’t worry if you don’t see anything. Observing which birds aren’t around is as important as seeing the ones that are.