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The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is holding its annual Big Garden Birdwatch on 27-29 January 2018. If you wish to take part in this activity and be in the company of other bird and/or nature lovers, go to Margam Country Park on 28 January 2018 from 10 AM to 3:30 PM.
Located in Wales, Margam Country Park features lush landscapes and diverse wildlife. Mammals such as squirrels, deer, shrews and foxes are found here. It also has a variety of birds such as the blue tit, jay, stonechat, sparrowhawks, moorhens, mute swans and kingfishers. Moreover, the park prides itself as being one of the few places in the country with a thriving population of skylarks. With its bird-friendly, lush and expansive landscape, Margam Country Park is an ideal place for birdwatching.
Now on its 39th year, the Big Garden Birdwatch allows the RSPB to gather data that give them a picture of bird population in the UK as well as learn about the condition of these avian species. It lets them know which species of birds are declining in number and which ones are flourishing. Hence, by taking part in the largest wildlife survey in the world, you contribute to safeguarding birds in the UK.
How do you join the Big Garden Birdwatch 2018 at Margam Country Park? Just simply go to Margam Country Park and look for a good spot to watch and count the birds for an hour. Admission is free.
For guides and instructions on how to record the birds you see, the RSPB is providing a free Big Garden Birdwatch pack. Just visit their site and request for a pack. You may also ask questions from the team of RSPB Cymru as they are setting up a booth at the park during the event. Take your kids with you because this is surely an activity they would enjoy.
Image Attribution: Photograph by RobinLeicester (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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