The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2019
If you’re in need of some time out, a delightful and quite simply enchanting activity that you can take part in this weekend is the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2019 – spending a restful, restorative hour watching and counting birds.
The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch is a marvellous activity to share. You could snuggle up by the fire and count the birds that you see from your window, or you could wrap up warmly to count birds in the park, at your allotment, or why not join a birdwatch at your school or college, or during your lunch break at your place of work. The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch is a lovely activity to share with your friends and family, or to undertake by yourself – what could be better than spending an immersive hour surrounded by birdsong?
RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2019 information
If you apply to the RSPB ahead of time, they can send you a useful, informative pack to help you identify the birds you see, but please don’t worry if you’re just reading about the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2019 now, and you’re hearing about the Birdwatch for the first time (or if you forgot!) – you can find and access all of this information, everything you need can be found online at the RSPB’s website here.
The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2019 is again a three day event for 2019. This year the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2019 will cover the weekend of Saturday 26th January 2019 and Sunday 27th January 2018, as well as Monday 28th January 2019. You’ll find lots of information on the RSPB’s website, including an online counting tool complete with timer, and a fantastic bird identification chart, with clear pictures of birds to help you identify all of the birds you see during your birdwatch.
How to accurately count the birds you see during your birdwatch
If you’re taking part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2019, let me provide a quick reminder to only count the number of birds you see at one time – this is so that you avoid just counting the same bird over and over – so if you see one Robin, then he disappears, and then you see another Robin, you still count one. But if you see two Robins at the same time, you count two. This saves you counting the same Robin over and over again!
My RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2019
Today I joined some friends to take part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2019, we spent a very special, happy hour together counting birds. This afternoon, during our hour of birdwatching, we saw the following birds:
- 1 Blue tit
- 1 Blackbird
- 1 Wood Pigeon
- 1 Seagull
- 1 Magpie
- 1 Long tailed tit
I love birds, wildlife and nature. I love taking part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch, for me it is one of my favourite events of the year! What could be more wonderful than spending an hour watching a Goldcrest foraging for insects?
Sadly we didn’t see a Goldcrest this year. None of the birds we saw today were around for long, we saw each bird for a minute at most.
These are the only photographs I managed to take this year, as every bird’s visit was so fleeting.
Important information about birds
As well as being a wonderfully restorative, interesting, and engaging activity to take part in, the records made by those taking part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch are so important. Everyone that completes the the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch and submits their findings to the RSPB is contributing vital data, which enables the RSPB to understand and learn more about what birds are present in Britain during January 2019, which birds are frequently seen, and which are not commonly found, or are absent. Please don’t forget to pass the results of your birdwatch onto the RSPB, it only takes a moment!
RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2019 Results
The results from the Big Garden Birdwatch reveal what birds are present in our gardens at this time of year, and give an indication of how the birds in our gardens are fairing this winter. There’s also the chance to provide the RSPB with records of migratory birds and other birds that sometimes fly to Britain to spend the winter, or that stop off in the UK on their journey to another country, where they will spend the rest of the winter months.
RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2019 submitting your results
If you take part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch, don’t forget to submit your results so the RSPB can evaluate the findings and learn more about the distribution of birds across the United Kingdom. To submit your results, click here to visit the RSPB’s website, where you can also sign up to be an RSPB member, simply by clicking here. The RSBP have compiled a list of frequently asked questions about the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch complete with their answers, which you can read here.
I wish you a very special and relaxing, restorative remainder of the weekend and not forgetting Monday! I hope you’ll be surrounded by bird song, there’s no better way to re-charge your batteries!
PS: Don’t forget that even if you have a very busy weekend, or if the weather is bad in your area, you could always take a very special lunch break on Monday, and take part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2019 then, it’s not too late!
My Earlier RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch Results
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