Remember to submit your counts by 4 March 2024!

The Big Farmland Bird Count is an annual event that encourages farmers and land managers to record the bird species and numbers on their farms. The count aims to raise awareness of the important role that farmers play in the conservation of farmland birds, and to measure the impact of the conservation work that many farmers and shoots carry out.

Find out how to take part >


How do I take part?

Download your count sheet

Count your birds

Submit your results online

If you have further questions about the count, please read our FAQs.

A word from NFU President Minette Batters

“The Big Farmland Bird Count is always a fantastic way for farmers to record the birdlife found on their farms. I am pleased that the NFU is able to sponsor this event and I would encourage all farmers to take part so we can again pull together a vital national snapshot of the state of the nation’s farmland birds.”