Two amazing things happened in the mid 60’s. The Robin was voted Britain’s favourite 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 click here and 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 7th 2015 – the date of the General Election. Britain’s National Bird will be announced thereafter.
We are getting the nation’s school kids involved in the campaign. Every school in the UK is going to be invited to set up junior Bird Vote polling stations to get our kids voting. The idea is that whilst all the adults go to vote in the General Election on May 7th the kids will also be voting for our National Bird on that day (or the day before, if their school is being used as an official polling station).
The question is: will the Robin be knocked off its perch?
The choice is yours!!
the Roots & Shoots Team