Bird populations are a great indicator of the health of the countryside. That's why it's so important to take part in surveys like the Big Garden Birdwatch to keep an eye on the ups and downs of the wildlife where we live.
This year there will be stalls manned by the RSPB, Greater Manchester Ecology Unit and the Friends of Lilford Park as well those from the L.O.S. and WLCT.
The activities will include:
- Guided birdwatching walks to and from the main bird hides
- Free bird ID sheets and identification help from experienced LOS members
- Making bird feeders with the WLCT staff
- Nature and wildlife quizzes with the GM Ecology Unit
- and hopefully a birds of prey display (to be confirmed)
The RSPB will be giving out information about how you can join their organisation and so gain free access to their many bird and nature reserves around the whole country, as well as having books, bird food and other products available to buy.
You can also take part in the Big Garden Birdwatch at home or in school by following the links shown below:
Big Garden Birdwatch 2013 - hopefully it won't be as cold this year!
See you soon
Leigh Ornithological Society's Young Birders' Club Team