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Get involved today in RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch

Blue Tit, Parus caeruleus, perched on branch in garden.

Blue Tit

RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch, the largest garden wildlife survey in the world, is back and taking place this weekend (26th – 28th January), and you can join in!

Last year, over 11,000 people across Northern Ireland took part, counting more than 14,000 birds, and we hope even more birds will be spotted this year. You can join the fun by spending an hour watching and counting the birds outside, then send in your results to provide a snapshot of how garden birds in Northern Ireland are doing.

Sara McCracken, RSPB NI’s Head of Fundraising and Communications, said:

“The birds we see in our gardens, from our balconies, and in our parks, bring so much joy and help connect us to nature all year round.

"By taking part in the Big Garden Birdwatch, you can help us understand how birds here are doing. With birds and other wildlife now facing so many challenges due to the nature and climate emergency, this matters more than ever.” 

A song thrush singing whilst perched on a branch against a blue sky.

A Song Thrush

Sara continued:

“Taking part is easy. All you have to do is watch birds in an outside space for one hour at some point over the three days. Only count the birds that land, not those flying over. Tell us the highest number of each bird species you see at any one time via our website or by post.”

To take part in Big Garden Birdwatch visit


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