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Gift pack for garden birdwatchers

The British Trust for Ornithology and CJ WildBird Foods have just launched a new gift pack for garden birdwatchers. This enables you to give a subscription for the very rewarding BTO/CJ Garden BirdWatch to family or friends ? an ideal gift for someone with an interest in birds but who wouldn`t consider themselves a birder ? enabling them to take their hobby an important step further.

The pack contains a year`s subscription to Garden BirdWatch and a copy of the BTO/CJ Garden BirdWatch Book; the latter packed full of information of interest to anyone who has ever wondered why different birds visit gardens at certain times of year or where they come from and depart to. It also contains a wealth of information on bird behaviour, identification, wildlife gardening, attracting birds, building nestboxes and what foods to feed. The book normally retails at ?9.99 and has been described by Stuart Winter in the Sunday Express as the best little bird book to hit the shelves in recent years.Garden BirdWatch is the largest year-round survey of garden birds being carried out anywhere in World; involving, as it does, some 17,000 participants, each making an important contribution to our understanding of how birds use gardens and how this use changes from year to year. Participants are asked to keep a very simple record of the birds visiting their garden and can decide how much (or how little) time they want to spend recording. `It is the sort of thing that can be done over a morning cup of coffee, while washing up or out gardening notes Mike Toms, the Garden BirdWatch Organiser. Some participants opt out of the recording altogether and are content to just receive the quarterly colour magazine.

The gift pack comes as a well-presented glossy folder, complete with book, instructions and the latest copy of the quarterly magazine and represents exceptional value at just ?12 (including postage and packing). The pack is available from the Garden BirdWatch Team: GBW, FREEPOST, THETFORD, NORFOLK, IP24 2BR, by phone 01842-750050 or by email gbw@bto.org More information on the project, together with results pages updated every night, is available at http://www.bto.org/gbw

4th July 2014