Binoculars at the ready, feeding stations steady - it's BGBW 2020!

Big Garden Birdwatch, the world's largest garden wildlife survey is this weekend! Help us celebrate 41 years by taking part for an hour across Saturday 25, Sunday 26 and Monday 27 January.

How will you #BigGardenBirdWatch?

To count the wildlife that's counting on you, simply choose one hour anytime between 25 - 27 January and count the birds (and other wildlife) you see in your garden or local space — and don't forget to tell us what you've seen! You can find help with bird ID as well as a handy counting sheet at

Tips for getting birdwatch ready

Register online and check out our webpages for a host of activities, recipes and helpful hints for how to get Big Garden Birdwatch ready. For more information on this and everything you need to know about this year's Big Garden Birdwatch, head to

Why should you #BigGardenBirdWatch

"For many people, their greatest connection to nature is just outside their window, watching the birds in their garden or local park" says Beccy Speight.

This important piece of citizen science is the first step for many thousands of people in becoming champions for nature. With global leaders deciding the fate of our planet later this year, it has never been more important for people to feel connected to our amazing wildlife.

Join the conversation

We'd love you to join in the conversation online. Let us know how you get on and share your photos and comments on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest using #BigGardenBirdWatch