|Garden BirdWatch is an ongoing BTO survey which
anyone with a garden can become involved in. All you do is count
the birds in your garden every week, and then every three months
send your results to the BTO. More information can be found on the BTO
I started doing the Garden Birdwatch in January 2001. As you can see from the results below, House Sparrows and Starlings are my most regular visitors. However as both these species have declined in the last few years, even information about them is important.
As can be seen from the following tables, numbers of House Sparrows and Starlings were both down in 2002 compared with the previous year. This may be part of the national trend, although numbers of both species seem to be stable in the area around my house. Sightings of other birds such as Blackbird and Collared Dove have also reduced, whereas Great Tit and Chaffinch have increased.
The following table is a summary of my records for 2002.
The following table is a summary of my records for 2001.
Last updated 29 December 2002
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