Join in the RSPB’s Big Graden Birdwatch

Parents in South Shields are invited to take their children to a series of free wild bird workshops to support the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch.

From January 25-31, Pets at Home in Station Road, South Shields, will be hosting a series of My Pet Pals Wild Bird workshops, to help provide youngsters with all the tools they need to get involved with the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch 2016.

The workshops will cover how to help birds survive the colder months, how and what to feed them, and how human behaviour can negatively affect the wildlife around us. There will also be fun games which look at how different birds fly, as well as a chance to make a bird feeder to attract birds into their own garden.

Children will also be able to learn how to recognise which bird is which as well as ways to attract certain species of birds to their gardens.

More than half a million people from across the UK are set to take part in the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch by counting the birds in their gardens over the weekend of January 30-31.

Store manager, Paul Welsh, says: “We are very excited about welcoming children to My Pet Pals Wild Bird workshops to support the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch. It’s a great way for children to learn about the importance of being responsible for the wildlife around them, whilst having fun at the same time.

Now in its 37th year, the Big Garden Birdwatch helps to provide valuable information about the changes in numbers of birds using our gardens in winter and create a picture of how our garden wildlife is doing.

To register to take part in Big Garden Birdwatch 2016 and request a pack, please visit