The RSPB’s annual Big Garden Birdwatch is back on Saturday, January 24 and 25, giving people across the UK the chance to be part of the world’s biggest wildlife survey.
Around half a million people across the UK took part in 2014 and between them counted more than seven million birds.
The wildlife survey, now in its 36th year, provides the RSPB with an important snapshot of garden bird populations in winter and has helped highlight some dramatic declines in UK garden birds over the last three decades. For the second year running the RSPB is also asking participants to share details of what other wildlife they see in their outside spaces, to build an overall picture of how important our gardens are for giving nature a home. Find out more about the Big Garden Birdwatch at: rspb.org.uk/birdwatchd.