RSPB’s Big School Birdwatch

This week as part of Forest School, the children took part in Britain’s biggest wildlife survey, The Big School Birdwatch.

The children learnt all about British birds and where they can be seen: in trees, in the sky and on the ground. They also learnt that birds are easily scared by loud noises and fast movements so the children had to be quiet and creep to get close up views of the birds in our school grounds. They also learnt how to use a pair of binoculars.

Then, armed with their binoculars and a bird identification tick sheet, the children spent an hour outside recording every bird they saw.

Once inside, we collected these results and the children used the RSPB’s Big School Birdwatch website to input the data (please see results below)

The children have not only been citizen scientists, but they have a new found enthusiasm and respect for birds too.

Bird Number Seen
Black-headed Gull 17
Blackbird 4
Carrion Crow 10
Chaffinch 2
Magpie 6
Pied Wagtail 1
Robin 1
Starling 2
Woodpigeon 5

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