Published: January 26, 2011
Burnham gardeners urged to join RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch

Gardeners in the Burnham-On-Sea area have this week been urged to support the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds' (RSPB) annual event to record sightings of wild birds.

Sanders Garden World in Brent Knoll is encouraging bird lovers to get involved with the charity's Big Garden Birdwatch, which will be held this Saturday (January 29th) and Sunday (January 30th).

Peter Burks, General Manager of Sanders Garden World, said: "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 it with a vital snapshot of the UK’s bird population."

"Anyone can join in. We are offering people the chance to pick up free bird spotting forms from the garden centre. These need to be filled in and the results submitted on the RSPB website at www.RSPB.org.uk."

"Staff from the garden centre will be submitting entries from their own gardens too to support the initiative."

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

Peter added: "January is the best time to see birds because the harsh winter weather brings them into our gardens seeking food and shelter. Birds are essential to a healthy garden as they eat bugs so they need to be encouraged and looked after by gardeners."

 


Bookmark and Share

Search Burnham-On-Sea.com|Add Burnham-On-Sea.com to your Bookmarks|Send a mail from Burnham-On-Sea.com|Print this page|Back to previous page|Discuss this article

Burnham-On-Sea Seafront Webcam
Burnham-On-Sea Webcam
24-hour live pictures
See live images of the seafront and beach with Burnham's Webcam. Click here

Burnham-On-Sea What's On
What's On In Burnham-On-Sea
Things to see and do
Check the constantly updated Burnham-On-Sea.com calendar for what's happening. Click here

Burnham-On-Sea Shops
Burnham-On-Sea Shopping Guide
Buy in Burnham!
Support local traders by shopping in town - see our A-Z index of businesses. Click here

Burnham-On-Sea Video
Burnham-On-Sea Video
Burnham video news
Watch video highlights of events across Burnham with these video clips. Click here

Burnham-On-Sea Photos
Burnham-On-Sea Photos

Photo gallery
Hundreds of photos from events across the Burnham-On-Sea area. Click here