Stourbridge MP joins RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch

Stourbridge MP Suzanne Webb is taking part in this month’s annual RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch and has urged local people to join in too.

The world’s largest garden wildlife survey will see hundreds of thousands watching and counting the UK’s garden birds on the 27th, 28th and 29th January.

Nearly 700,000 people took part in 2022, counting 11 million birds.

All are asked to spend just one hour watching and recording the birds in their garden, balcony or local park, then send their results to the RSPB. Suzanne said:

“I am looking forward to braving the chilly January weather and getting out in my garden for Birdwatch.

“This great British event is fun for all the family but it also has the important task of giving the RSPB important data about the health of our bird populations across the West Midlands.

“I hope as many local people as possible will join me over the weekend and get outdoors and watching out for our birds.”

Since it started in 1979, 172 million birds have been counted and nearly 11 million hours spent watching garden birds.

In 2022, the House Sparrow remained at the top of the Big Garden Birdwatch rankings with more than 1.7 million recorded sightings. The Blue Tit and Starling were in number two and three positions respectively.

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