For more information take a look at our Ruby Robin Award FAQ's
Winter is a difficult time for songbirds and finding enough food and water can be really tough. Help Ruby Robin and her friends survive with one of these fun DIY craft projects. Most of them reuse and recycle things around the house:
Mosaic Bird Feeder
Pine Cone Bird Feeder
Orange peel bird feeder
Fruit bird feeder
Seed cake recipe
Or come up with your own DIY idea to make something which helps birds. We’d love to see what you create.
Did you knoW– Songbirds have to stay lightweight so they can fly. No big Christmas dinner for them! They need their meals little and often so make sure you leave food out every day to keep them full of energy.
There are more than 100 types of songbirds in the UK but their numbers are going down quickly as the world around them changes. We need to protect them and make sure they are still here when you grow up.
Learn about Ruby Robin and the precious birds which live around you through filling in one of our fact sheets.
Download one of our fact sheets. Choose from our friendly Ruby Robin or learn more about your own favourite bird.
Colour in the beautiful feathers of some of our common garden birds.
Did you knoW– The most common songbird is the tiny but mighty wren with more than 12 million across the UK. They sing very loudly so listen out for them in your garden.
Being outside in nature is really good for us all. Go out in your garden or take a grown up with you for a walk or trip to the park. Take a moment to stop, look and listen to what birds you can see.
Download and use our handy Bird Spot sheet to record which birds you have seen.
Bird spot A – Countryside
Bird spot B – Town / City
Bird spot C – Common songbirds
Did you knoW– Robins puff up their feathers to protect themselves against harsh winter winds. Watch out for Ruby doing this when you are out bird spotting.
This challenge is all about doing something which is fun and shares your love of songbirds with other people. The more the merrier and we can all work together to do good things to help songbird.
Some ideas are:
Did you knoW– Great tits can produced up to 40 different sounds and songs. How amazing from a bird which is only as big as a can of fizzy drink.
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