RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2021

Today we did the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch.

The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch happens on the last weekend in January every year. This year it is January 29th, 30th and 31st.

You have to count the birds in your garden for one hour. You count the most of each kind of bird you see at one time. Then you have to submit the results to the RSPB through their website.

It helps the RSPB find out which garden birds are doing well and which garden birds aren’t doing well. It started in 1979 so it’s been going on for over 40 years. The RSPB can compare all the results from different years to see which birds are going up, which birds are staying the same and which birds are going down.

We saw:
Blue tit: 4
House sparrow: 14
Blackbird: 4
Robin: 1
Starling: 6
Dunnock: 1
Great tit: 1
Goldfinch: 5
Chaffinch: 2
Greenfinch: 2
Wood pigeon: 4

You can take part if you want to! You can find out more here:

4 thoughts on “RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2021

  1. You saw more than I did. I began it earlier than I intended because there were 5 goldfinches on the honesty and lemon balm which I never got round to cutting down.


  2. We missed your help this year. We never get sparrows or starlings but we do get a lot of birds so they can be hard to count.


  3. Congratulations on your sightings. We completed our count today and generally numbers were considerably higher than last year with the exception of long tailed tits – last year we recorded eight but none arrived this year. Our main increases were in the numbers of chaffinches and goldfinches plus a flock of redpoll that seems to have discovered our feeders recently.


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