Together, we're making it count

A huge thank you to everyone who took part in Big Garden Birdwatch 2024. Over 600,000 of you took part across the UK, but what did we find out?

Two people birdwatching from an urban rooftop.

What are the findings of the world’s largest garden wildlife survey?

Every year, people take part in the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch by counting the birds they see in their patch. Now in its 45th year, the Birdwatch provides a fascinating snapshot of how garden birds are faring. 

Big Garden Birdwatch 2024: The Results

The Birdwatch began in 1979, when children’s TV programme Blue Peter asked viewers to post in their sightings. Much has changed since the 70s. But what has changed for our birds? Which birds have moved up the charts and which have moved down?

9.7 millionbirds counted during Big Garden Birdwatch 2024
610,000+people took part in Big Garden Birdwatch 2024
12.1 millionhours spent watching birds since 1979

The UK's top five birds

Celebrating its 21st year at the top of the Big Garden Birdwatch charts is the House Sparrow. These chirpy little characters were the most commonly sighted birds, with 1,442,300 counted over the Birdwatch weekend.

House Sparrow
House Sparrow
Blue Tit
Blue Tit

Watch the 2024 results rundown 

Sit back and enjoy our short film in which we reveal the Big Garden Birdwatch results 2024. How does the UK’s top ten compare to what you saw in your Birdwatch?

Big Garden Birdwatch results 2024: Who took the top spot?
Local Group members enjoying a wildlife walk

Become a member

Big Garden Birdwatch shows the power of people coming together to take action for nature. We’d love you to join us by becoming a member.

  • Access to more than 170 UK nature reserves
  • Regular RSPB magazines packed with news, features and tips
  • Welcome pack to help you make the most of your membership
A Blue Whale skeleton suspended from the ceiling of the Hintze Hall at the Natural History Museum, London.
© Trustees of the Natural History Museum 2024

See Birds: Brilliant and Bizarre at the Natural History Museum

Get 20% off tickets with RSPB membership

We've been working in affiliation with the Natural History Museum on an unmissable new exhibition, showcasing how birds have used brilliant and fascinating techniques to survive for more than 150 million years. 

  • Open from 24 May 2024 to 5 January 2025 at the Natural History Museum, London.
  • RSPB members get 20% off tickets.

Discover all things Big Garden Birdwatch

Looking to find out more? We've got you covered! From the latest nature news and expert articles, to things to do and fun events, take a look. 

Blue Tit perched on a Hazel branch
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