Sign up for all you need to take part, including your free guide, help with identifying what you see and expert advice on feeding the birds. Plus, you’ll also receive 20% off in our shop and free delivery*.
What will you see?
The great thing is that you never know what birds you might see. Will you enjoy a flock of fluffed-up long-tailed tits, will you be charmed by a group of goldfinches or will a cheeky robin steal the show?
Taking part is easy
Spend an hour counting the birds you see in your garden, from your balcony or in your local park, then tell us what you saw. It really is that simple!
Big Garden Birdwatch LIVE
New this year!
Our experts from across the UK will be bringing you photos, footage and facts about the birds they see, as well as answering any questions you may have. Plus, there’ll be live quizzes, and familiar faces throughout the weekend – all set to make this the best Birdwatch ever!
Which garden bird are you?
Are you a sociable starling or a happy house sparrow? Or maybe a much-loved robin.
Take the quiz, find out your bird personality and compare with friends and family.
Watch the birdie!
Be sure to take some snaps of the beauties you see during your Birdwatch. Take a look at award-winning photographer Ben Andrew’s advice to help you get the perfect picture every time.
Share your shots on social with #BigGardenBirdwatch.
Share your Birdwatch stories on social
Thrive with nature all year round
Big Garden Birdwatch is a great way to boost your mood in January. When you join the RSPB, we’ll help lift your spirits throughout the year by getting you closer to the nature on your doorstep and beyond.
As a member you’ll get our award-winning magazine, Nature’s Home jam-packed with expert wildlife advice and stunning photography, a welcome pack, free gift and free entry and parking to over 170 nature reserves across the UK.