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Support the Big Garden Birdwatch

The world’s largest bird watching survey returns on 29th January with the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch.

While we are spending more time than ever indoors, you can still support this important campaign from the safety of your very own garden porch.

Here at Weston Sawmill, we understand the importance of keeping your garden looking spectacular, thanks to our range of decking, fencing and raised flower beds. For this post, we will share more information on the Big Garden Birdwatch.

Everything You Need to Know About the Big Garden Birdwatch

Pick a Time – Choose an hour between 29th and 31st January 2021. This means if you are an early bird or a night owl you will still be able to participate.

Log Your Results – Count the birds you see in your garden or from a balcony (if you live in an apartment or upstairs flat. Make sure you ignore any birds that are already in flight and avoid double-counting. Simply record the highest number of each bird species you see at any one time; don’t keep a running total.

As we have mentioned, this year of the Big Garden Birdwatch will be a little different due to the COVID-19 pandemic, meaning you can also birdwatch from your window if you overlook a green space or courtyard.

Once you have compiled your results, they can be submitted online from 29th January until 19th February. Alternatively, send your results by post using a downloadable submission form, but ensure your results are posted before 15th February.

Finding out which birds do not visit your area is as important as understanding those which do.

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Get Involved in the Big Garden Birdwatch with Weston Sawmill

Discover the full beauty of your garden by supporting the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch with Weston Sawmill.

We specialise in transforming the look of gardens right across Shropshire and Staffordshire with our high-quality timber; whilst being inclusive to all garden wildlife.

For our latest blog, we are going to share everything you need to know about this fantastic campaign.

How to Take Part in the Big Garden Birdwatch

Taking an hour out of your day to sit back, relax and spend some time with the birds, is the perfect way to spend an afternoon.
Here is a breakdown of how to take part in the Big Garden Birdwatch

  • Watch the birds for one hour from 25th January in either your garden or local park.
  • Start counting the birds that land in your garden or park and take note of the different species. Avoid double counting the same species that land at different times over the hour.
  • Finally, you can submit your results online at the RSPB website up until 16th February.

The Big Garden Birdwatch is another great opportunity to see other wildlife in your garden such as hedgehogs and frogs.

The campaign has been going for over 40 years with over half a million people regularly taking part, allowing the RSPB to monitor trends and help them understand the behaviour of our birds.

The scientific data compiled from the survey are compared year-on-year with the results extremely valuable to their scientists; creating a snapshot of bird numbers across the UK.

Talk to the Garden Specialists in Shropshire

If you are thinking about transforming the look of your garden, get in touch with Weston Sawmill today.

Our team of specialists have over 20 years of experience providing our customers with raised garden beds, fencing, pergolas, made to measure gates and decking.