A WILDLIFE charity is reminding people they can get involved with its Big Garden Birdwatch.

The RSPB is leading the campaign, which aims to identify how many birds of different species are flying into our gardens and parks.

Now in its 34th year, the survey takes place from January 26 to 27.

Joanna Keene, the RSPB’s people engagement manager for the north of England, said: “Everyone who takes part is contributing to the world’s biggest wildlife survey and helping us find out more about some of our most-loved garden birds.

“The decline of starlings and sparrows over the last 30 years or so has been alarming, but Big Garden Birdwatch has helped us find out more about their numbers and distribution across UK gardens, and that has been the first step in helping to put things right.”

To register to take part, visit www.rspb.org.uk/birdwatch or call 0300 4568330 to receive a free Big Garden Birdwatch pack.