BIRD enthusiasts in Westbury are being encouraged to take part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch on 25th-26th January.
Bird populations are a great indicator of the health of the countryside which is why it is important to take part in surveys like the Big Garden Birdwatch, which is taking place across the nation, to keep an eye on the ups and downs of the wildlife where we live.
All you need to do is spend an hour over the weekend of 25th-26th January counting the birds in your garden.
On the RSPB website they say, “The more people involved, the more we can learn. So, grab a cuppa and together we can all help to give nature a home. Which birds you’ll see can vary depending on where you live, what feed you use and where your feed is placed. But one thing’s for certain, spend a little time preparing the ideal environment for our feathered friends and you’re sure to give nature a home in your garden.”
Since 1979 the RSPB has been asking the public to count the birds in their gardens – and by collating the results they’ve been able to monitor trends, understand how birds are doing and take steps to put things right.
For more information and to enter, go online to: http://www.rspb.org.uk/birdwatch/