Take part in the Big Garden Birdwatch

Robin, Erithacus rubecula, on bird table in garden. Co. Durham. October. ENGSUS00120130122084836

Robin, Erithacus rubecula, on bird table in garden. Co. Durham. October. ENGSUS00120130122084836

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The RSPB’s annual Big Garden Birdwatch is back on Saturday 24 and Sunday 
January 25, giving people across Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford the chance to be part of the world’s biggest wildlife survey.

Around half a million people across the UK took part in 2014 and between them counted more than seven million birds.

The wildlife survey, now in its 36th year, provides the RSPB with an important snapshot of garden bird populations in winter and has helped highlight some dramatic declines in UK garden birds over the last three decades.

For the second year running the RSPB is also asking participants to share
 details of what other wildlife they see in their outside spaces, to build an overall picture of how important our gardens are for giving nature a home.

Find out more about the Big Garden Birdwatch by visiting the website at: rspb.org.uk/birdwatch

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