Young birdwatchers across the north-east will be filling up feeders and turning their classrooms into observation positions for a charity campaign.
The 2019 RSPB Big Schools’ Birdwatch takes place during the first half of term and involves children spending an hour watching and counting the birds that visit their outdoor space, before sending the results to the RSPB.
Last year, more than 5,000 children and teachers took part in counting birds across Scotland.
This included 611 in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray, where blackbirds, house sparrows and crows were among the most commonly seen birds.
Fiona Dobie, RSPB Scotland School’s Outreach Officer said: “School pupils across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire have been working really hard to improve their school grounds for nature and BSBW is a fantastic opportunity for the children to have a go at being scientists, gather data on the birds that visit and find out what calls their playground “home”.”
To take part in the birdwatch, visit