2017 Big Farmland Bird Count

Taking place Friday 3rd February to Sunday 12th February

The fourth Big Farmland Bird Count is an easy way for you to find out about the birds you have on your farm. Farmers, gamekeepers and landowners are crucial to the survival of many farmland bird species and the BFBC is an opportunity to demonstrate the positive effect of farmland management.

This year we'll be launching an exciting new online tool to make it quicker and easier for you to record your count and will enable you to plot trends and compare your farm with others in your region.

In the meantime, find out how to take part in the count > 

2017 Farmland Bird ID Days - Book now

The dates for our Farmland Bird ID Days which we will be running across the country for farmers throughout January and February have been confirmed - book now >

Why have we organised the count?

To highlight the good work done by farmers and gamekeepers in helping to reverse the decline in farmland bird numbers. We want to help them record the effect of any conservation work on their land. Read more >

What did people see in 2016?

The 2016 Big Farmland Bird Count results are available online - view them here >

Sign up for Big Farmland Bird Count news > 


The GWCT Big Farmland Bird Count is sponsored by BASF and delivered in partnership with FWAG Association and LEAF with support from the NFU and CLA.

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