On 25, 26 and 27 January, the National Bird Count 2019 took place. This was the 16th year that the count, organized by Vogelbescherming Nederland (the Dutch Society for the Protection of Birds), was held. The aim of the count is to gain insight into how birds use our gardens in the winter. This information can then be used to provide better help and protection for our birds.

Buy a product and support Vogelbescherming Nederland.

Are you a bird lover? Discover the products that Bekking & Blitz has developed in partnership with Vogelbescherming Nederland. A portion of the sales proceeds goes to Vogelbescherming Nederland. In our web shop you will find unique products with photographs and illustrations of birds. These include card folders, calendars, agendas, notepads, refrigerator magnets and cases for glasses. High-quality products that we design in our own Studio Blitz. For yourself or as a gift for someone else.

Gardens are essential for birds 

Gardens are extremely important for the survival of birds in the winter. After all, birds' natural habitat is shrinking all the time. We can all do something to help by making our gardens nature and bird-friendly. On its website, Vogelbescherming Nederland provides practical tips on how to create a bird-friendly garden. This advice is based, among others, on the results of the National Bird Count. This count provides a snapshot of the number of birds in Dutch gardens. In combination with the results from previous years and from other bird counts, this gives an indication of how the picture is changing over time.  

The most widely spotted birds 

In 2018, more than 65,000 people from all across the Netherlands participated in the National Bird Count. Once again, the house sparrow took the top spot, followed by the great tit and the blue tit. What was striking in 2018 was the decreased number of blackbirds spotted. The National Bird Count 2019 may produce a different picture.

Close collaboration

Bekking & Bitz has been working in close collaboration with Vogelbescherming Nederland for some time. The goal is to see how we can translate the story of Vogelbescherming Nederland into attractive products which sell well. And which contribute towards raising the profile of the work of the organization.