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Britain’s songbirds need your help!


50% have disappeared in just 50 years* & many are threatened by EXTINCTION

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BUT what3birds? means that we can ALL help - whatever our age or location...

Do just 3 things:

Here's the detail:

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1. Click on our ‘Spot’ page with bird identification pictures to guide you. 

2. Use our ‘Plot’ page to record your sightings using your what3word three word address and help us build our UK songbird map.


3. Build your knowledge about how to help our at-risk songbirds species. Then YOU can share it with friends and family and colleagues! The more people you can share your findings with, the better. 


Happy birdwatching! #what3birds 

Find out more about how what3words works...

What3Birds Home Page

They even have a handy app:

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Georgina Bradley Administration Manager.


“I tend to spot song thrushes, green woodpeckers and cuckoos at the what3words location ‘enclosing.example.brightly’ in Norfolk. In my region, the turtle dove, willow warbler and meadow pipit are the most at-risk species. So I make sure that I provide plenty of fresh water in regularly-washed feeders (to prevent infections between birds that share the feeders.)”


*Some species have declined by around 90%! For example from 1995 - 2018 (23 years), Britain’s tree sparrows declined by 96%, willow tits by 94% and starlings by 89%.

**Safety note: Home sightings are safe to share with us, and will be entered into our anonymous database: No names or personal details will be recorded on the ‘plot’ map, or shared with anybody or or any organisation. To protect your privacy, please don’t share what3words addresses from your home or garden on social media. We recommend sharing your ‘spots’ when in a park, field or public space instead.