How many have you got? That is the question the RSPB is asking people in Merseyside to answer during Big Garden Birdwatch over the weekend of 28 and 29 January.
By getting people to count the birds in their gardens on a specific day, we can find out which is our most common garden bird. Last year 3,657 people in Merseyside took part in the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch, whilst nationally, nearly 400,000 people recorded 6 million birds in 210,000 gardens.
Kirsten Whittaker, Regional Big Garden Birdwatch co-ordinator, says: "You don't have to be an expert to take part and it's a fun event designed for all the family. Whether you're young or old, an 'expert' or a beginner, there really is no better place to start and the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch provides the ideal opportunity to begin a lifetime's interest.
The word birdwatching may conjure up images of individuals with wellies and binoculars scouring the countryside in all weathers, but in reality, most birdwatching is done by 'ordinary' people watching the birds in their garden or local park."