Garden BirdWatch free membership

During this period of uncertainty, the BTO is offering free membership for it’s Garden BirdWatch scheme. Whilst our movements outside are restricted why not sign up for the Garden BirdWatch survey?

Garden BirdWatch
Great Spotted Woodpecker, by Sara Kelman BTO

The survey involves simply keeping a list of the birds you see visiting your garden over the course of a week, and then entering this into the BTO’s online recording system. You can also record other garden wildlife, such as butterflies and mammals.

BTO Garden BirdWatch (GBW) offers a great opportunity to learn more about garden birds and other wildlife, and to contribute directly to BTO’s important scientific research on the value of gardens for wildlife. The more we know about how wildlife uses our gardens, the more we can make our cities, towns, villages and individual gardens better for nature.

GBW is normally run as a membership, with an annual fee of £17, and includes a book and regular magazines. The generous financial support of participants is what allows BTO to carry out its work monitoring garden wildlife and our scientific research.

However, we want to enable more people to get involved in garden wildlife recording under the current circumstances, to discover an enjoyable purpose in garden birdwatching, and to feel part of a community all working on the same project, even though all of us are confined to our own gardens. Therefore we are offering membership of BTO Garden BirdWatch for free during the COVID-19 lockdown.

The free offer is online only and includes access to the GBW online recording system, a regular e-newsletter and access to the BTO’s ream of wildlife experts.

Click here to join and find out more.

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