Take part in the Big Garden Birdwatch
26 January 2021
All Year 7 Biologists will be annually taking part in the Big Garden Birdwatch this week
in lessons. I would like to extend the invitation for you to join them and thousands of people taking part to see
the drama unfold on your
We might not be able to get together now, but you can make
plans with friends and family to take part in the world’s largest wildlife survey, all from the comfort of your own
Taking Part is
1) Pick a time
You can choose a suitable hour between 29 and 31 January.
2) Tell us what you
Count the birds you see in your garden or from your
balcony*. Ignore any birds that are still in flight. To avoid double-counting, just record the highest number of each bird species
you see at any one time – not a running total.
The main thing to stress is that you
only put the maximum number of birds they see at any one given time NOT a cumulative total. i.e. you see a robin (mark 1) it flies away and 20min later you see another you
leave your total alone, you do not mark 2. If you see 2 robins in the garden at the same time then you mark 2. Hope that makes sense, there are examples in the marksheet. Any
questions please ask.
*This year our advice
is to take part in the safety of your own home. This could include a birdwatch from your window if you overlook a green space or courtyard.
3) Submit your results
Online: You can submit your results online at rspb.org.uk/birdwatch from 29 January until 19 February. Spend an hour counting the birds you see in your garden or from your balcony, then tell
us what you saw. It really is that
For more information or to share any sightings or photos, please contact Dr
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