Here at RSPB Newport Wetlands we will be running some very exciting events over Big Garden Birdwatch weekend and beyond! BGBW is a vital date in our calendars and with an ever-increasing pressure to look after those species who visit our gardens, why not take an hour out of your busy lives to relax and do a good thing for nature and take part in a citizen science project!

Sign up for you pack here: Big Garden Birdwatch | The RSPB

In an update to the UK’s red list for birds in December 2021, we saw greenfinch  added to the red list. Greenfinch numbers have been on the decline for several years now and was associated with the outbreak of Trichomonosis. This may also now be affecting other species such as collared dove, sparrow hawk and chaffinch. All species we might be lucky enough to spot in the garden. The Big Garden Bird Watch helps to monitor how of garden birds are doing across the country. What will you see this year?                                              

  We have a range of different events on across the weekend including “what’s that bird – learning from calls” and a “Big Garden Bird walk” for those wanting to challenge their birding knowledge. We have two “A beginners guide to birdwatching” for those wanting to start a new hobby or come on a lovely walk with knowledgeable guides. Our brilliant volunteers will be on hand to help you identify any birds that are around, whilst you try out our wide range of binoculars and scopes, available across the weekend.

Birdwatching is a great way to get the family outdoors and learning about the wildlife on our doorstop. Our “Children’s big Garden Birdwatch special” will help inspire them to learn more. Included is a free bird book to help tick off what birds you see! We will then help the little ones make their own bird feeder to take home!


 Use this link to read all about our wonderful events : RSPB

Kirsty Lindsay