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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 doorstep. 

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 homes. 


Taking Part is easy!  

1) Pick a time
You can choose a suitable hour between 29 and 31 January. 

2) Tell us what you see 
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 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 simple! 


For more information or to share any sightings or photos, please contact Dr Rajp. 

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