Garden BirdWatch (GBW)

Garden BirdWatch monitors the changing fortunes of birds and other garden wildlife through its network of 'citizen scientists'. Observations collected by BTO Garden BirdWatchers are analysed by BTO researchers and published in leading journals. BTO Garden BirdWatchers have charted the decline of the House Sparrow, the rise of the Woodpigeon, have discovered that urban birds get up later than their rural counterparts and have alerted conservationists to the impact of an emerging disease in Greenfinches. Find out more about Garden BirdWatch.

 

Latest GBW News

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Pre-publication GBW book offer

We have a special pre-publication offer for our new Garden Birds and other wildlife book, due to be published in early autumn. Written by the BTO's Kate Risely and Clare Simm, this book is packed with information about the wildlife you can find in your garden. Purchase the book through our pre-publication offer for just £10 (RRP £14.99) plus p&p.
Goldfinches by Paul Newton

Want to attract Goldfinches? Sunflower hearts are the answer!

Between November 2015 and February 2016 an amazing 5,183 households across Britain and Ireland took part in our Goldfinch Feeding Survey to help determine what it is about our gardens that Goldfinches are attracted to. A preliminary analysis of the data shows that sunflower hearts were overwhelmingly the preferred option, with nyger seed coming second. Natural foods were also taken with teasel and thistle the favourites. Thank you to everyone who took part!

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Bird Table questionnaire prize draw winner

We are pleased to announce that Dr Cowley has won the prize draw from the recent questionnaire looking at the Garden BirdWatch magazine Bird Table. Thank you to everyone who has filled the questionnaire in so far. If you are a Garden BirdWatcher, and haven't taken part yet, there is still plenty of time to do so.