Join the Big Garden Birdwatch on 29/30 January
The UK's biggest birdwatching event, the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch, takes place this year on the weekend of 29th and 30th January. Bird lovers all over the couintry will spend one hour over the weekend counting the birds in their gardens and send the results to the RSPB.
The event has been running for over 30 years, and helps to monitor trends in the populations of Britain's common birds. Around 280,000 people took pasrt last year, and more than 3 million hours have been clocked up over the years the scheme has been running.
So why not join in this year? If you don't have a garden, you can count birds in your local park instead. For details of how to take part, see http://www.rspb.org.uk/birdwatch/
Robin photograph courtesy of www.copyright-free-photos.org.uk