Bird watching!

We’re inviting visitors to find out more about our feathered friends as we highlight the Big Garden Birdwatch.

Each year the RSPB runs the world’s biggest wildlife survey, where people up and down the country count the birds visiting their garden over a one-hour period.

And we’ll be welcoming representatives on site next weekend- Saturday, January 28 – who’ll be running activities and giving out information about the birdwatch, which will enable visitors to go home and count for themselves.

DZG Conservation Officer, Chris Leeson, pictured above, said: “We’re pleased to work alongside the RSPB and help publicise the Big Garden Birdwatch, which helps provide a vital snapshot of the UK’s birds and highlights any species that may need our help in the future.”

The RSPB team and Chris will be located outside the former Tropical Birdhouse (by the lions) and will help those with little experience identify and record birds in their garden, as well as giving visitors the opportunity to try out bird spotting equipment.

And throughout the day we’ll be on hand to identify any birds you may have in your garden via our Twitter page  – @dudleyzoo – send us a photo or description, using #DZGtwitcher and our bird experts will try and name them!

Find out more about the Big Garden Birdwatch HERE.