Did you know that the Big Garden Birdwatch started out as an event for children?
Back in 1979, the RSPB joined forces with BBC’s Blue Peter and called on children to let them know what birds they saw in their garden. Hundreds took up the call, and in those pre-digital days, dutifully posted in their findings. The early signs of success were there, as the RSPB team faced an impressive 34 mail bags of post to sort! The ‘one-off’ activity proved so successful that it grew into the regular event it is today. Although it wasn’t until 2001 that adults were invited to join in!
This year #BigGardenBirdWatch takes place from 25 – 27 January.
For more information and to sign up online, please visit the RSPB website.