18th Jul, 2019

Droitwich residents and schools urged to take part in this year's Big Garden Birdwatch

Tristan Harris 24th Jan, 2019 Updated: 24th Jan, 2019

BIRD-LOVERS across Droitwich are being urged to get their binoculars ready for the annual RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch which takes place this weekend.

The world’s biggest garden wildlife survey, now in its 40th year, kicks off on Saturday and runs until Monday, January 28.

More than 8million birds were recorded across the UK during the 2018  Birdwatch.

Picture: Ray Kennedy/rspb-images.com

The Big Schools Birdwatch has been running since January 2, with the six-week event aimed at getting youngsters involved with nature finishing on February 22.

Around 100,000 birds were spotted by 60,000 schoolchildren last year when the Big Schools birdwatch celebrated its 15th anniversary.

Organisers are hoping an 10,000 more children will be getting out their binoculars this year.

Public Affairs Manager for RSPB Midlands, David Sheldon said the schools event was a great chance for children to get outside and learn about some of the fascinating birds which share our spaces.

Visit www.rspb.org.uk/birdwatch for more on the event and to submit results online and go to www.rspb.org.uk/schoolswatch for the Big Schools Birdwatch.

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