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The Big Garden Birdwatch Weekend

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The Big Garden Birdwatch is finally here, will you be taking part ?

They invite us all to take part in the Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend, (Friday 28 and Sunday 30 January ).

To take part you need to watch for up to an hour what is happening in your garden.

The Big Garden Birdwatch organisers tell us, “you’ll get to see the fascinating antics of your garden birds. From squabbling starlings, lively long-tailed tits to fluttering blue tits, you never know what will show up until you start looking, and it changes every minute.

Your Birdwatch creates a fascinating snapshot of how our garden birds are faring, and these add together to create an impressive big picture of garden birds all over the UK. We’d love you to add your sightings to the picture! Many of us have grown closer to nature over the past year – and Big Garden Birdwatch is an amazing way to celebrate that.

Of course, there’s always the chance that you don’t see anything during your Birdwatch. That’s fine – we’d still like to know, as it’s useful information for us. But we hope your hour is full of drama and perhaps even surprise! We’d love to hear your Birdwatch stories. Share and join in the Birdwatch chat at #BigGardenBirdwatch

You can submit your results online at

Watch the latest on Birdwatch LIVE

Tune in to Big Garden Birdwatch Live for expert commentary from across the UK, as well as interviews and chat with special guests and wildlife experts. This is your opportunity to ask our experts any questions you may have, and to share your pics and stories with the Big Garden Birdwatch community. We’ll be live across the Big Garden Birdwatch weekend from Friday 28 to Sunday 30 January

We would love to see what you discover in your gardens this weekend here in Andover.

Please email us your photos to, with a brief description of what you discovered with your name and location.