“Our garden birds should be a part of our everyday life,” said Martin Harper, RSPB Director of Conservation.
“For many people they provide our only connection to the natural world and bring enormous joy. To have hundreds of thousands of people spend an hour watching the wildlife in their garden doesn't only help us build up a picture of how our garden birds are doing, but people who take part feel better.”
To highlight the crisis that nature is facing and the loss of over 40 million wild birds from the UK in just half a century, the RSPB is releasing a specially created track of birdsong titled 'Let Nature Sing'. The single contains some of the most recognisable birdsongs that we used to enjoy, but that are on their way to disappearing forever.
It's a compilation of beautiful sound recordings of birds with powerful conservation stories – including the cuckoo, curlew, nightingale, crane and turtle dove.