Farmland bird count in full flight

It is that time of year again when we need our binoculars at the ready and bird ID books to hand. Yes, it is the Big Farmland Bird Count and for anyone that missed it, here is all the information from our associates, the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT).

To add a bit of spice to the proceedings, we are offering a free NNCG tie to the farmer who counts the  greatest variety of bird species on their land. Please send your count results to Sarah via email (a screen shot of your official count sheet is acceptable). Happy birding!



We’re delighted to announce that the 2024 GWCT Big Farmland Bird Count is now underway! 

Taking part in this important initiative is easy and only takes 30 minutes. Just follow these three simple steps:

📋 1. Download your count sheet. To help with the count out in the field, download and print our helpful count sheet.

👀 2. Count your birds! On one day between 2nd and 18th February, spend about 30 minutes recording the species and number of birds seen on one particular area of the farm.

✔️ 3. Submit your results. Submit your Big Farmland Bird Count results quickly and easily online.

Take part in the BFBC →
Why are we counting?
The BFBC offers a simple way of recording the effect of any conservation schemes currently being initiated by farmers and gamekeepers on their land and is a useful way of gaining insight into how their birds are faring.
Helpful resources
📄 Free download: Farmland bird ID guide

💻 6th Feb: Free webinar- all you need to know about farmland birds
Best wishes and thank you for counting,
Rob Beeson
Online Marketing Manager