Voting for a National Bird seems like the perfect example of a ornithologically related Citizen Science activity.
Two amazing things happened in the mid 60′s. The Robin was voted Britain’s national bird and…
The surprising thing is neither has happened since.
Well, all that is about to change. David Lindo (AKA The Urban Birder) feels the Robin’s many decades in power needs to be challenged, so he is fronting a campaign to help find Britain’s new national bird. Running alongside this year’s General Election will be this alternative Election, which we’d love you to take part in.
All you have to do is scroll down and vote for one of the 10 short-listed birds that best personifies all that this wonderful nation represents.
These 10 birds have been nominated from an original list of 60 iconic British birds that were voted on last year.
Each of the 10 species has a special place in the hearts and minds of the Great British public.
The online voting is now live and will close at midnight May 7th2015 – the date of the General Election. Britain’s National Bird will be announced thereafter.
The question is: will the Robin be knocked off its perch?