When it comes to the Big Garden Birdwatch, the beauty of it is that it’s super simple. That’s the key – but there are still ways you can make the experience your own.

  • First of all, it doesn’t have to be a big GARDEN birdwatch! You can wrap up warm and go to your local park for an hour. Also, you don’t have to do it in your own garden. You could do it at a friend’s house, or a relative’s… just make sure they know you’re coming round!
  • Birdwatch snacks. Make your hour of watching birds even more fun with a special snack for the occasion. Cookies, flapjacks, what’s your favourite? If you’ve ordered your Big Garden Birdwatch pack, you’ll find a Birdwatch Bites recipe in there. Make sure you’ve got a flask of tea or coffee too.
  • Remember to get your garden ready for the birds too. Make sure your feeder is topped up. Check your fridge for leftover scraps you can put out (you’ll find lots of tips on our bird feeding advice page), and if it’s really cold, break the ice on your bird bath – birds aren’t great ice skaters.

Share the experience

Even though it might feel peaceful and quiet in your home, remember you’re doing it with half a million people. Make your Big Garden Birdwatch even more fun by finding out what other people are up to. Just use #BigGardenBirdwatch on social media and join in the conversation.