Garden Bird Watch

 

Blue Tit by Martin BennettGarden BirdWatch is a national year-round project run by the British Trust for Ornithology, that gathers important information on how different species of birds use gardens and how this use changes over time. Gardens are an important habitat for many wild birds, providing a useful refuge for those affected by changes in the management of our countryside.

Over 16,000 people take part in Garden BirdWatch (including over 600 in Hampshire) and send in simple weekly records of the bird species using their gardens. These can be submitted online. Each participant supports the project financially through an annual contribution of £12, but in return they receive the quarterly colour magazine Bird Table, and all new joiners receive a free copy of the 128-page BTO/CJ Garden BirdWatch Book

For more information or if you would like to participate, go to the Garden Bird Watch pages of the BTO website.