Science - RSPB Birdwatch

More than half a million people across the UK are set to participate in the RSPB's annual survey by counting the birds in their gardens during the weekend. Once again, the Science department invites Holmwood families to take part.

You can visit the RSPB website www.rspb.org.uk/birdwatch where you can find out how to register, watch and record the birds and how to submit your results.

Once all the results have been collated the RSPB can create a 'snapshot' of the bird numbers in each region, and with the previous years' results they paint a bigger picture of what's happening to our UK bird populations. It makes it easier to spot species that are in trouble so that they can begin to help with their recovery.