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Play Your Part In The World’s Largest Bird Survey

Author | 20 January 2021

Many of us are working from home and home schooling, it would be great if we could all play our part in the world’s largest bird survey this January, between 29th - 31st January, just follow the simple instructions below.

Pick a time

You can choose any hour between 29 and 31 January. So whether you’re an early bird or a night owl, you can still take part.

Tell us what you see

Count the birds you see in your garden or from your balcony*. Ignore any birds that are still in flight. To avoid double-counting, just record the highest number of each bird species you see at any one time – not a running total.

*This year our advice is to take part in the safety of your own home. This could include a birdwatch from your window if you overlook a green space or courtyard.

Submit your results

Online: You can submit your results online at from 29 January until 19 February.

By post: If you’d rather send your results by post, you can download a submission form below. Please post your results to us before 15 February.

Every count is important so, if you don’t see anything, please still submit your result.

Finding out which birds don’t visit your area is as important as understanding those which do!

See our resources below for printable bird ID sheets to help you, or posters you can display to show you're taking part.

Key Information

Dates: 29-31 January
Time: Any
Duration: 1 hour
Location: Your garden or balcony, etc

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