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Chorley pupils set for bird survey
4:36pm Wednesday 9th January 2013 in Chorley
Schools across Chorley are set to take part in the UK’s biggest annual wildlife survey.
Running from January 21 to February 1, the RSPB’s Big Schools’ Birdwatch encourages children to discover and learn about the birds they can see from their classroom. The survey also helps the RSPB build up a picture of birds visiting school grounds and population changes.
Last year, almost 90,000 UK school children and teachers took part.
In 2012, the most common bird in Lancashire schools was the carrion crow with an average of 4.9 of them spotted per school.
The starling and the blackbird completed the top three, with an average of 4.4 and 4 seen per school respectively. For a Big Schools’ Birdwatch teachers’ pack, visit www.rspb.org.uk/ schoolswatch or ring 0300 456 8340.