To help prepare for the Big Garden Birdwatch, there are plenty of events taking place across the RSPB’s nature reserves in Wales – from discovering how to make some brilliant bird feeders to identifying the creatures you share your home with.
Go along to RSPB Conwy on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 January, 1-3pm and make tasty puddings for birds, design a bird mask, identify your garden birds and what they like to eat on the Big Garden Birdwatch trail. There will be special offers too in the shop, with helpful advice and information from staff and volunteers. Just drop in, no need to book.
You can also join in the fun and enjoy the family friendly interactive ‘record breaking bird show’ at 2pm during the same weekend (age 3-10 years). Find out which bird is the smallest and which one can fly the fastest. £1 per person. No need to book. For further information call 01492 581025 rspb.org.uk/Conwy
At RSPB Newport Wetlands enjoy the birdwatching for beginners guided walk on Saturday 26 January, 9.30am–11.30pm. This is the perfect opportunity to improve your birdwatching skills and get some practice in before the biggest wildlife survey of the year. Guided walk: RSPB member £4.40 /£5.50 per non-member. Booking essential. For further information call 01633 636363. rspb.org.uk/newportwetlands
And if that’s not enough, why not join the Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff team, Bute Park education staff and Cardiff Council Rangers for an afternoon of free family fun at the Bute Park Education Centre, Cardiff on Saturday 26 January, 12-3pm. Discover amazing birds on the guided family bird walk around Bute Park (12.30pm and 1.30pm) and watch the garden birds through the classroom window as they gather on the feeders. You can also find out how your family can complete Big Garden Birdwatch Survey as part of #WildChallenge and get creative with indoor arts and crafts. For further information on both events call 02920 353000 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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