This coming January Girlguiding LaSER has been invited to take part in RSPB’s Big Schools Birdwatch and Big Garden Birdwatch.
Lessons in counting the birds
Add ‘birdwatching’ to your activities this winter, and take part in the biggest wildlife survey in the world.
Running from 20th January – 14th February 2014, the Big Schools Birdwatch encourages children of all ages, and their Leaders or teachers, to discover which birds they share their grounds with and learn about their behaviour.
The results help the RSPB build a picture of birds visiting grounds and any changes in their numbers.
Seeing wildlife first hand is the best way to enthuse young people about nature and by taking part in the Big Schools Birdwatch they can learn so much.
Learning about birds’ behaviour gets them really excited about the world around them and, importantly, it encourages them to want to help Give Nature a Home.
For further information and to get hold of a free teachers’ pack including guidance notes, recipes, things to make and counting charts, visit the RSPB website.
Count the birds that are counting on you!
Big Garden Birdwatch – 25th and 26th January 2014
Cast your eyes to the skies and join thousands taking part in the RSPB’s annual Big Garden Birdwatch – the biggest garden wildlife survey in the world!
This survey provides vital information about the changes in the numbers of garden birds in winter and helps to alert RSPB to any significant decline in species. Also, this year the RSPB are asking people to record some of the other wildlife that they see in their gardens, such as; deer, squirrels, badgers, hedgehogs, frogs and toads!
Once the RSPB knows which animals are regularly visiting our gardens, they will be able to provide tailored advice on how you can Give Nature a Home and help wildlife nest, feed and breed!
For more information please visit the RSPB website.Big Garden Birdwatch poster Big Garden Birdwatch survey form