encourages Burnham-On-Sea gardeners to join Birdwatch
in the Burnham-On-Sea area are being encouraged to get involved
in the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)
latest campaign to record sightings of gardeners feathered
friends this weekend.
The team at Sanders Garden World in Brent Knoll is supporting
the Big Garden Birdwatch by offering bird lovers the chance to
get involved on Saturday January 28th and Sunday January 29th.
Peter Burks, General Manager of the garden centre in Brent Knoll,
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The Big Garden Birdwatch weekend
is designed to help raise awareness of the RSPB and its important
"The charity is inviting people to get involved in the worlds
biggest bird survey, which provides the organisation with a vital
snapshot of the UKs bird population."
can join in the fun by visiting www.RSPB.org.uk
and downloading a spotting form. We are also offering people the
chance to pick up free bird spotting charts from the garden centre
and we will be recording our sightings on-site during the weekend
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.
Peter added: "To take part in the Big Garden Birdwatch you
will just need a pen and a printout of the RSPB bird spotting
"On Saturday or Sunday spend an hour watching the birds
in your garden or park and make a note of the highest number of
each bird species seen on the ground at any one time. Then visit
the RSPB website to enter your findings."
House sparrows retained the top spot for the eighth year running
in the 2011 survey, with an average of four seen per garden.
Pictured: Daniel Taylor, Garden Centre Assistant at Sanders
Garden World, during the Big Garden Birdwatch Weekend