Take part in the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch 2020 at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

The Birmingham Botanical Gardens is getting involved in this year’s RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch later this month (January 2020) – and is inviting members of the public to play their part in this important annual event.

Last year, about half a million people across the UK took Help and in 2019 alone, more than 7.5 million birds were counted.

And this year – over the survey weekend, January 25-27 – the 15-acre attraction in Edgbaston is offering participants two-for-one entry, plus free entry for children if visiting with family.

James Wheeler, chief executive of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, said: “The RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch is an invaluable wildlife survey and as we are a haven for birds, with more than 7000 plants, trees, and shrubs, we hope we can capture some important data to help with the tracking of bird numbers in the country.”

How you can get involved

Participants can pick up a survey print-out from reception if they have not received the RPSB pack or not downloaded it onto their phones. Anyone taking part in the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch at the Gardens is asked to provide a copy of their survey to include in its nature survey data.

Keep an eye out for our participation forms that will be available at reception.

Click here to download the Big Garden Bird Watch ID sheet to make sure you can correctly identify the birds that you see.

Click here to download a participation form to mark the total of each type of bird you see to submit the data to RSPB.