At the end of January, the RSPB held their 39th Big Garden Birdwatch, and for the third year running I took part. Although my watch wasn’t particularly inspiring, 420,489 results were submitted across the UK and a fantastic 6,764,475 birds were counted in total!
The overall results have been published and the 2018 top 10 garden birds are:
- House sparrow (non-mover)
- Starling (non-mover)
- Blue tit (up one place)
- Blackbird (down one place)
- Woodpigeon (non-mover)
- Goldfinch (non-mover)
- Great tit (up one place)
- Robin (down one place)
- Long-tailed tit (up one place)
- Chaffinch (down one place)
This is another great year of results for the RSPB to use along with previous data to determine which species need help, and which species are thriving.
Next year will be the Big Garden Birdwatch’s 40th anniversary, so I am hoping for big things and another big count!