Big Schools Birdwatch 2017 – The Results!

This year’s RSPB Big School’s Birdwatch was carried during January and February. We have taken part in this national survey for the last nine years. Each class completed one survey with all children having the opportunity to take part. The surveys lasted one hour during which time we counted the maximum number of each species seen together (i.e. not individual visits).

This year we counted 181 birds over 3 surveys and recorded 19 different species.

Thank you to Peregrine Class for inputting all the data into an Excel spreadsheet and generating a bar chart showing the results.

The number of birds and species was slightly down this year and disappointingly, it was the first year that Tree Sparrows weren’t recorded. However, good numbers of Bullfinch were recorded and we were also treated to fly overs from a Buzzard and a Kestrel.

 


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