Birding Big Day, BirdLife South Africa’s major annual fund raising event, takes place on Saturday 26 November this year.
In addition to the traditional categories (open, handicap and community) and the SABAP2 category for the avid committed birders/atlasers, there is also the Garden Bird category. All you need to do is spend a minimum of one uninterrupted hour of observation making a list of the birds that visit your garden.
You can do your BBD survey on 26 Nov. and/or any day during the week leading up to BBD (i.e. 19-25 Nov.). This year, all BBD Garden Bird lists will be curated through the MyBirdPatch website which will generate some valuable data to the MyBirdPatch database plus hopefully add some more active participants to the project. You can also record birds from a registered MyBirdPatch site or a new site which you may consider doing for BBD.
BirdLife South Africa have published a media release about the event – you can view it on the BLSA website (www.birdlife.org.za). Follow the link “Media Release” on the left hand menu or the link lower down on the first page.