Join the GWCT Big Farmland Bird Count

The Big Farmland Bird Count is an annual event that encourages farmers and land managers to record the bird species and numbers on their farms. The count aims to raise awareness of the important role that farmers play in the conservation of farmland birds, and to measure the impact of the conservation work that many farmers and shoots carry out.


The 2024 Big Farmland Bird Count is taking place between the 2nd and 18th February 2024

Just follow the three simple steps below to take part:

1. Download your count sheet

Those who participate in the count in February 2024 will be able to submit their entries online.

To help with the count out in the field you can download and print our helpful count sheet at

Photo below taken by Duncan Woodhead.

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