Throughout the whole of 2017, GardenBird has focused on a different species of bird each and every week via our “All About” series of articles, which can be read here. Some of these birds are rare (like the Crested tit); and some, much more common (like the Robin).
The aim, of course, was not only to educate our customers by providing information about the birds we all love to care for and feed, but to discover through our very own survey which birds are commonly observed, and those that aren’t. So, we set to work, and every week our emails featured a “yes or no” question about each individual bird, asking have you seen one of these recently?
The results have been tremendous, with 1,000s of responses each time, providing us, we believe, with a statistically significant set of results that show clearly a list of the most common birds in the UK. And it was all done by our customers.
In the spirit of fairness, we wanted to compare our results with those of something grander to see how accurate our results are. Therefore, what better way to benchmark our results than to compare them against the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch results from earlier in 2017. This we did, and again, some very intriguing findings.