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Call to join RSPB’s Breakfast Birdwatch 2020

Written by Fiona

March 25 2020

Here is an activity we can all do in safety from our homes during Covid-19 lockdown. The RSPB has begun a daily Breakfast Birdwatch, taking place between 8am and 9am weekdays.

At a time when many of us would have been commuting to work, doing the school run, or otherwise unable to enjoy the splendour of nature, now we can all join the birdwatch.

Using #BreakfastBirdwatch on social media, the RSPB hopes to create a friendly, supportive and engaged community who are able to share what they can see in their gardens, on balconies, rooftops and spaces from their own homes, all the while keeping within government guidelines in relation to Covid-19.

Spot a sparrow. Credit: RSPB images.
Long tailed tit. Credit: RSPB images.
European starling. Credit: RSPB images.

A spokesperson said: “It is vital that nature can still be enjoyed by as many people as possible, whether keen birders, parents, children, those self-isolating or anyone else. Over the coming days and weeks, RSPB will be helping people to share their wildlife encounters and provide ideas for things you can do for wildlife close to home.

“With the arrival of spring, there is so much incredible nature returning, blooming, growing and thriving outside, and while we are in the midst of an unparalleled crisis, we must not forget the power of nature, including how watching nature can be so positive for our mental health and wellbeing.”

Breakfast Birdwatch information:

  • Breakfast Birdwatch takes place weekdays between 8-9am.
  • Users asked to include #BreakfastBirdwatch when sharing updates, photos, videos, questions and comments
  • Breakfast Birdwatch will have different themes each day, focusing on different species and helping supporters stay creative with ideas such as drawing and poetry
  • As outdoor activity remains limited, and with RSPB reserves closed, the charity believes it is more important than ever to ensure the general public has a powerful connection with the nature on their doorstep.
  • Twitter users can follow @RSPBScotland to follow the live updates each weekday morning.
  • See how to join in RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch.

Also see rspb.org.uk.

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