The Big Farmland Bird Count is back for 2022 and organisers, the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trusts (GWCT), are urging farmers and landowners to dust of their binoculars and get involved.

The count has been organised by the GWCT every year since 2014 to encourage farmers and land managers to support farmland birds and highlight the hard work already done by many of them to help reverse species’ declines. The count also gives a vital national snapshot of the health of the UK’s birdlife.

Last year saw a record number of farmers and landowners take part in the annual Big Farmland Bird Count.

Dr Roger Draycott, of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT), which organises the Big Farmland Bird Count, is urging people to spare just 30 minutes to take part.

He said: “Land managers can make a real and immediate difference by adopting effective conservation measures. And by taking part in the GWCT Big Farmland Bird Count, you can measure the impact your efforts are having.”

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