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More than half a million people expected to participate in the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend.

People taking part in this year’s Big Garden Birdwatch will be providing conservation scientists with valuable data about the changes in numbers of birds using our gardens in winter, enabling them to help protect our wildlife for future generations.

More than half a million people are expected to watch and count their garden birds this weekend in what is the world’s largest garden wildlife survey.

For almost 40 years, the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch has helped raise awareness of those species in decline like starlings and song thrushes, whose numbers have dropped by an alarming 80 and 70 per cent respectively since the Birdwatch began in 1979.

To take part, visit rspb.org.uk/birdwatch.

The parallel event, Big Schools’ Birdwatch takes place from January 4 until February 12. Further information can be found at rspb.org.uk/schoolswatch.

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