The 3rd Bailiwick Big Garden Birdwatch starts this Sunday 24th April – Why take part? There are other garden bird surveys but this is the only one dedicated to researching the status and abundance of the Bailiwick’s breeding garden birds. By the end of April your garden birds have established territories and the breeding season is underway. The adult birds you record now are the ones that have chosen your garden to raise their young and these new feathered families will be with you through to the summer.
The first two years surveys have already produced important data. For example we have a significant population of Song Thrushes (a species suffering heavy decline in the UK). Magpies are fairly common in Guernsey and Sark but the species is entirely absent from Alderney. Stock Doves are developing a very healthy increasing population across our islands.
So dig out those binoculars and your bird book and help us to help our birds.
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Image above: a Dunnock in a Sark garden this spring (JH).