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RSPB garden bird survey most successful ever

It is only a week after the RSPB sent out the largest wildlife survey and already about a quarter of a million results have been sent into the organization.

With this large response the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch is looking like it will be one of the largest yet, with 5m birds already tabulated with much larger figures anticipated to be on their way.

Experts will soon start to analyze the data in order to study the trends of garden birds with an early prognosis of how the cold spell has affected the birds this year.

Those who still have their records are asked to turn them in as soon as possible.

RSPB is still looking for more records because the more that are received the higher the accuracy level of their analysis.  The birds were officially counted back on the last two days of January.

Due to the large surge of interest from the public the RSPB has been able to pass its first milestone adding 100,000 signatures to their ‘Letter to the Future’ which is pleads with politicians to work towards preserving nature for future generations.

Head of sustainable development at RSPB, Martin Harper, stated that the amount of support offered is overwhelming and that it signifies that people care about the world that surrounds them.  He continued to say that due to the fact this is a general election year it is important that the public send a clear notice of what they care about to the future leaders of government.



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2 comments to RSPB garden bird survey most successful ever

  • ann cowell

    Male and female Blackcap seen in garden since early February, still here. Wren seen on garden fence 15th March.

  • Fiona Thomson

    Yes, I wholeheartedly agree with the need for more people to have wildlife friendly gardens but what about the responsibility of local councils? I live in what was once a wond.erful habitat with otters, 5 species of bats, many many types of waterfowl which visited as well as all the other wonderful birds, mammals and insects which inhabited this rural 95 acre wooded site -now? thousands of trees have been removed, shrub and habitats torn down and all that is left is a pair of swans and a couple of dozen ducks and they have recently been threatened when red oil/diesel leaked into the lake – so, I am sickened by the whole system. What is the point in one lone voice saving a few birds when with one swoop a beautiful area has been destroyed simply so developers can build some fancy houses! It is tragic as our beautiful birds of prey have now been seen sitting at the side of the dual carriageway looking for food as their hunting ground is gone. its time the local authorities woke up to the destruction they are causing

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