Sam Rowlands, Member of the Welsh Parliament for North Wales, is calling on his constituents to take part in the annual Big Garden Birdwatch later this month.
“The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds wants us all to take an hour out of our day from January 26-28 to count birds in our gardens.
“I think this is a fantastic initiative and a great way for all the family to get involved. Last year over half a million people took part and it is something I fully support and urge everyone to get involved.
“All you have to do is to spend one hour watching the birds land in your garden and write down all the different ones you see and then upload the information.
“The RSPB depends on public support and by taking part in the Big Garden Birdwatch you can help make a difference.”
Across the UK, over half a million people took part in Big Garden Birdwatch 2023, counting a whopping 9.1 million birds.
House Sparrows took the top spot, but counts of these chirpy birds are down by 57% compared to the first Birdwatch in 1979.
In fact, we’ve lost 38 million birds from UK skies in the last 60 years. With birds facing so many challenges, it’s more important than ever to get involved in the Birdwatch. Every bird you do – or don’t – count will give the RSPB a valuable insight into how garden birds are faring.