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The Great U3A Birdwatch

  • Published : 01 April 2020
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U3A members are being asked to help keep track of our garden birds. 

You are invited to join Garden BirdWatch, a free online tool to record your own bird sightings and keep up to date with trends.

Provided by the British Trust for Ornithology, BirdWatch is for observers to manage their own personal records and contribute data to BTO science; supporting species conservation on local, regional, national and international scales.

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Ray, Abingdon U3A, took this fantastic picture of a Red Kite from his back garden.

This is a great opportunity – not only for members of existing U3A Birdwatching groups but for any nature enthusiast looking for a fun, outdoor project. Read more about the BTO BirdWatch Project

We would also love to hear about your sightings of different species or bird related garden activity and for you to share any photographs you have managed to take of your feathered visitors.

We will publish a selection of these sightings and photos on our website so please fill out our online form to record these also, as part of our own U3A BirdWatch.

Mary Gibbons is our Birdwatching subject adviserfor the U3A movement, Mary has a lot of information on her Subject Adviser page to help with this and can help with any individual enquiries.

Look out for a feature interview with Mary and learn more about the garden birdwatch project in this month’s U3A Magazine – Third Age Matters – out next week.  See more on the magazine on TAM's new twitter account @MagU3a

Please take a look at some of the submissions via our news stories: