1 Tahrcountry Musings: UK- National Survey Of Garden Birds Begin

Sunday, January 28, 2007

UK- National Survey Of Garden Birds Begin

The Big Garden Bird Watch, a national survey of garden birds, organized by RSPB in Britain is a unique event. The event was kick started in 1969 as an activity for children who are members of the Young Ornithologists Club. It caught on and became a national event in which people of all shades started participating with gusto. Thousands of enthusiastic birdwatchers across Britain will spend time in their garden this weekend taking part in this national survey to assess the visitors to home gardens. Last year 470,000 people took part and counted 8 million birds in 270,000 gardens. A severe drop in Starlings and House sparrows has been observed over the years according to RSPB. On the plus side Greenfinch and Wren have shown an increase.

1 comment:

Prasanth Kodai said...

This is wonderful. The whole country participating in a bird survey.