RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch

6th January 2022

With Spring on the horizon, it is such a great opportunity to get out and about with you little ones. Whether it be in your garden or a loved one’s garden nothing beats some fresh air and making memories.

The Big Garden Birdwatch is the perfect fun event for adults & kids to do together, and it's completely free!

More than 1 million people took part in the RPSB Birdwatch in 2021, it is great fun for all the family & a free guide is provided when you sign up to take part! So, whether you’re a bird lover or don't know where to start, this event will support you along the way.

The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch will run from Friday 28th - Sunday 30th January 

To help you get prepared, why not create some inviting treats for the birds when they visit your garden... Follow the steps below to create a tasty bird feeder!

This activity can be done inside or outside!


To take part in our bird feeder challenge you will need:

Toilet roll tubes

String or wool

Peanut butter

Bird Seed

A tray or shallow bucket

Something to spread the peanut butter with – a blunt knife or spoon.


Step 1

Sprinkle the seeds onto you tray or into your shallow bucket

Step 2

Using a spoon or a blunt knife spread peanut butter all over the outside of the cardboard tube. You’ll need good coverage so make sure you use lots of peanut butter!

Step 3

Roll the peanut butter covered toilet roll tube into the seeds. The best way to do this is to put a finger into each end of the tube and roll it back and forth. You can then use your fingers to sprinkle seeds onto any gaps.

Step 4

Cut a length of string or wool and thread to through the tube. Tie a generous loop.

Step 5

Explore your garden and find a branch to hang your bird feeder from. Be sure to watch out and see if the birds come and have a tasty snack!

If you take part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch, then why not share the fun post pictures on Instagram or Facebook – be sure to tag us so as we would love to see!

Also please do use our #WetWednesdaysFamily hashtag so that we can see what you have been up to!