The plight of the house sparrow


Posted by Jane Tobitt

Tomorrow is World Sparrow day, a chance to raise awareness about the dwindling house sparrow population.

The RSPB is encouraging debate: 

World Sparrow Day on 20th March is everyone’s chance to rise to the challenge of saving them. The house sparrow was once the UK Capital's most common bird, but it has seen a dramatic drop in numbers with more than two thirds of the species vanishing. Londoners are being urged to join the global day of action.

This year, for World Sparrow Day, people are being urged to help highlight the plight of the house sparrow. More importantly, we want you to share details via a dedicated website, adding photos, stories and ideas to inspire others and show the breadth of effort underway to help sparrows survive.

Simple actions to consider include talking about sparrows on social media websites, writing to newspapers, creating habitats for sparrows, staging a sparrow picnic celebrating the birds or providing sparrows with nest boxes and feeding stations. Be part of the global movement to support sparrows; help us promote the World Sparrow Day: and share your #sparrow stories on our Twitter feed @rspblondon.