The Big Schools' Birdwatch 2018

The Big Schools' Birdwatch is a survey, which takes place during the first half of spring term (2 January – 23 February), is the biggest wildlife survey in schools. Children are asked to spend just one hour watching and recording the birds in their outdoor space, then send their results to the RSPB.

Big Schools’ Birdwatch is a fun and educational activity and it provides valuable information on how some of our familiar birds are doing.

It also gives children an opportunity to get outside, experience and learn about the nature local to them. The decline in children’s access to nature in the last three generations is well evidenced. And yet research shows that when children are connected to nature it has a positive impact on their education, physical health, emotional wellbeing, and their personal and social skills.

What did we see?

Birds spotted: blackbirds, house sparrows, blue tits, robins, songthrushes, chaffinches, collard doves, jackdaws, wood pigeons, great tits and goldfinches.

The total number of birds seen was 20.

The results were then submitted on the Big School's Birdwatch website at

A big thank you to Mrs Whitney for organising and running this event. The children thoroughly enjoyed bird spotting and recording their findings.