Big County Birdwatch


What is the BCBW?

The Essex Birdwatching Society is again running it’s successful Big County Birdwatch but due to the changeable COVID landscape we are making the focus YOUR LOCAL AREA and GARDEN

From Friday 2nd - Monday 5th October we are inviting EVERYONE in Essex to Birdwatch with us in their locality and to record and report what you see.  

We want to know ‘What you see’, ‘How many you see’, and ‘Where you see them’. Upload your records online OR download a recording Entry Form from: and send it to us - your records count. 

Know your birds? - Then take the ‘#BCBW’ challenge – how many species can you  spot in a single day, or over 4 days if you wish. Records go towards giving the Society a snapshot of bird species and numbers in Essex over that weekend. 

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #BCBW when posting on Twitter and Facebook plus we would love to see your photos and videos too!