Published: January 15, 2010
RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch backed by Burnham garden centre

Staff at a garden centre near Burnham-On-Sea are this month backing the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds' (RSPB) latest campaign to record sightings of gardeners' feathered friends.

The team at Sanders Garden World in Brent Knoll are supporting the Big Garden Birdwatch on Saturday, January 30th and Sunday January 31st.

Peter Burks, General Manager of Sanders Garden World, explained: "The Big Garden Birdwatch weekend is designed to help raise awareness of the RSPB and its important conservation work. The charity is inviting people to get involved in the world’s biggest bird survey, which provides them with a vital snapshot of the UK’s bird population."

"Anyone can join in the fun by visiting and downloading a spotting form. However, for those who do not have access to the internet, we are offering them the chance to pick up free bird spotting charts from the garden centre."

The annual event, which has been established since 1979, invites people of all ages from all across the UK to spend one hour counting the birds that visit their gardens.

During the past 30 years, more than three million hours have been clocked up watching and enjoying the birds that visit our gardens, and every year, some six million birds are spotted by bird watchers nationwide.

During the weekend at Sanders Garden World, there will also be displays of bird baths, tables, feeders and wild bird food. Staff will be on hand to offer free advice to people looking for ideas on how to encourage birds into their gardens.

Pictured is garden centre expert at Sanders Garden World, Steve Thorn, with some of the bird products available at the garden centre

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