The Big Garden Birdwatch is an opportunity for everybody to take part in a huge wildlife survey by simply observing and counting birds in their gardens for one hour on the weekend of 30-31st of January 2016, recording the results, and then submitting these to the RSPB. You can get a free Big Garden Birdwatch pack, and register to take part (here). It is a very similar scheme to The Big Butterfly Count, and a good indicator of the state of the nations bird life, and also a great opportunity to get closer to nature.
The results from the 2015 Big Garden Birdwatch show that the House Sparrow, Starling and Blackbird were the most commonly spotted in the nations gardens. Among the rarer species to appear were the Snow Bunting, Waxwing and Grey Partridge. Happy birdwatching!