RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch and Big Schools’ Birdwatch 2013

The RSPB’s annual Big Garden Birdwatch is back on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 January 2013, giving people across the UK the chance to be part of the World’s biggest wildlife survey.
Almost 600,000 people across the UK took part in 2012 and between them counted more than 9 million birds.
The annual wildlife survey provides the RSPB with an important snapshot of garden bird populations in winter and has helped to highlight some dramatic declines in UK garden birds over the last 30 years.
Schools can also get involved in the Big Schools’ Birdwatch. Almost 90,000 children and teachers take part each year, and is a brilliant way of helping young people connect with nature in their school grounds or local green space.
This year’s schools’ birdwatch will take place from 21 January – 1 February 2013, and schools can pick any hour within these two weeks to join in.
The RSPB produces a free teachers’ pack brimming with ideas, activities and information to help schools plan a fantastic birdwatch.
Find out more about at: www.rspb.org.uk/birdwatch and www.rspb.org.uk/schoolswatch