Top 10 Bits Of Kit For Garden Bird Watching

Observing birds in your garden is one of the best ways to learn to identify birds. You don’t need much equipment for bird watching in your back garden but these ten items will help you attract a wide variety of species as well as aid you in identification and keep you warm on chilly days.


A pair of binoculars is useful for identifying birds in your garden as it means you can view them without disturbing them by getting too close. Choose a pair of lightweight, waterproof binoculars and keep them handy.

Garden Bird Identification Book

The RSPB’s Pocket Garden Birdwatch contains profiles of the 40 most common birds found in British gardens.¬†Perfect for the budding birdwatcher or families getting involved in birdwatching together


A fleece will keep you warm and protected from the cold British weather. Choose a fleece that is simple to pull on and in muted colours – you don’t want to frighten away the birds!


Take a hot drink, soup or something a bit stronger outside with you and you’ll be more than happy to spend a few hours out in the cold observing your garden birds. Or try a hot toddy if you’re feeling a bit adventurous.

Bird Table

A well stocked bird table will attract many different birds to your garden. This traditional wooden bird table made from FSC pine has a roof to keep the birds protected from the harsh winter elements.

Bird Feeder

Hang this sturdy seed feeder from your bird table or a pole and watch as it attracts a variety of birds to your garden. It’s constructed from die cast aluminium and disassembles for easy cleaning..

Bird Food

Peckish Complete Seed and Nut Mix has been created to bring more birds, colour and song to your garden. This distinct blend can be used in feeders, on bird tables and ground feeding trays. The packaging of this seed mix features a reseal zip ensuring the seed is kept fresh, dry and in the best condition.

Bird Fat Treat

Fat-rich food is high in energy and essential for birds to survive the winter months. This 12 pack of bird fat treats contains mealworms, berries and insects to suit all wild birds.

Sparrow Flats

Despite being the UK’s most common garden bird, sparrows are declining in numbers due to a lack of good nesting sites. These sparrow flats will provide a suitable home for them as they prefer to nest in colonies

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