Watch the birdie!

By January 10, 2013 Blog

CLC Trenython Manor guests staying over the weekend of January 26-27 are invited to get involved with the Big Garden Birdwatch – the world’s largest wildlife survey!

Fun for all the family, it’s an opportunity for those who love wildlife to do something that really counts, monitoring the numbers and species of birds in the resort gardens and grounds to include in the survey.

An RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) initiative, Birdwatch began in 1979 with members of the society asked to count birds to identify the UK top ten most common garden feathered visitors, and is now a regular event.

Details of the Big Garden Birdwatch are on the RSPB website, it involves recording the highest number of each species seen together during one hour – and not the total over the time period as the same birds may revisit.

If you are not visiting CLC Trenython Manor you can still of course take part by recording the birds in your garden or local park. Visit www.resb.or.uk/birdwatch to register and receive a free pack of hints and tips.

Not sure of the names of different species? There’s an online illustrated guide to the most common.

CLC Trenython Manor resort manager, Nick Waddington, who is himself passionate about wildlife, said: “This is something we can all enjoy doing and that serves a seriously good purpose. Our guests of all ages should have fun with it.”