Browse by Tags

Our work

Our work
You might be surprised to read that our work is far broader than nature reserves and Big Garden Birdwatch. Read more about what else we do.
Results for birds
  • Blog Post: A cacophony of cuckoos

    Stuart Benn is back with a new blog about cuckoos and white-tailed eagles. A Cacophony of Cuckoos A couple of weeks ago , I was getting worried that I hadn’t heard my first cuckoo but I didn’t need to wait too much longer – 2 nd May for me, just a day later than two of the birds...
  • Blog Post: Nevermore Nevermore...

    More Halloween fun from RSPB Media & Communications Officer, Melanie Paget! Nevermore Nevermore... “ Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As...
  • Blog Post: One Show divers

    RSPB Conservation Manager, Stuart Benn, takes the One Show crew out to meet Black-throated divers. One Show Divers If there was a competition to find the most stunning of British birds, it’s hard to imagine that the winner wouldn’t be the Black-throated diver – a truly gorgeous...
  • Blog Post: Culture Vulture

    Conservation Manager, Stuart Benn, reflects on the links between science and art and drawing inspiration from nature. Culture Vulture Back in February, I spent a week with friends in a beautifully converted old farmhouse at Buseu, high in the Spanish Pyrenees. By day, Woodlarks sang right at the...
  • Blog Post: Matters of life and death

    Brand new blog from RSPB Conservation Manager, Stuart Benn. Matters of life and death Regular readers of this blog might be excused for thinking that my entire working life is one long round of bird surveying. It isn’t – far from it. In fact, I spent much of last week looking at the...
  • Blog Post: Making Nature Count: Top 10 in the Perthshire hills

    RSPB Conservation Scientist, Jonathan Groom, gives an update on the Native upland woodland expansion survey in the Perthshire hills. Making Nature Count: Top 10 in the Perthshire hills I reached my first milestone in the study recently. I completed my first round of Breeding Bird Surveys. It is...
  • Blog Post: Opportunity to ensure environment is at heart of renewables revolution

    Our Head of Planning & Development, Aedán Smith, discusses the push for renewables in Scotland and our position on wind energy. Another day, another political debate. Are Scotland’s renewable energy targets achievable? That’s the question being asked by the Energy Committee...
  • Blog Post: Native upland woodland expansion survey

    RSPB Conservation Scientist, Jonathan Groom, writes about fieldwork in the Perthshire hills. 4:00am starts, black grouse, hen harriers and more. Native upland woodland expansion survey Field work has its ups and downs. The 4:00am start so that I can be at my first survey point and ready to go at...
  • Blog Post: Like a needle in a haystack: Searching for ring ouzels near the Cairngorms

    RSPB Conservation Scientist, Nick Wilkinson, tells us about fieldwork and searching for ring ouzels near the Cairngorms. Rain, rain, and more rain (with the odd snow and hail shower thrown in for good measure); probably not quite the summer jaunt that some people envisage when they hear that you’re...
  • Blog Post: Have you noticed the weather?

    In series of blog articles guest blogger Jim Densham – Senior Land Use Policy Officer at RSPB Scotland – outlines the Climate issues affecting Scotland. Have you noticed the weather? We live in Scotland – who hasn’t noticed the weather! But, it does seem to be more...
  • Blog Post: Loose ends

    Conservation Manager, Stuart Benn, with a roundup of his season on the hills. Loose Ends No, not the Radio 4 chat programme nor the 1980s R&B group but time for an end of season tie up of some threads left hanging from previous blogs. I always get mixed feelings at this time of year when...
  • Blog Post: Mothers of Invention

    This week's blog from RSPB Conservation Manager, Stuart Benn. Moths, music and more! Mothers of Invention Here in the north, it hasn’t been much of a spring for moth trapping – usually too cool, windy or drizzly so the light trap has spent more time in the shed than working out...
  • Blog Post: Birds, blizzards and...more blizzards: Dotterel surveys in the Cairngorms

    RSPB Conservation Scientist, Alison Beresford, tell us about dotterel surveys in the Cairngorms. Birds, blizzards and… more blizzards: surveying for Dotterel in the Cairngorms I’ve always been drawn to the hills. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of space and perspective...
  • Blog Post: In praise of the Monadhliaths

    Conservation Manager, Stuart Benn, has been out and about in the Monadhliaths searching for ring ouzels. In praise of the Monadhliaths Loch Ness and the Cairngorms are two of the most famous places in Scotland, yet sandwiched between them lie the largely unknown and unloved Monadhliaths (think...
  • Blog Post: What do Beyoncé and the Slavonian grebe have in common?

    RSPB Conservation Manager, Stuart Benn, is back to tell us about his work with the stunning Slavonian grebe. Slavonian grebes The weather has taken a real upturn since the weekend and the Highlands have come to life – ring ouzels piping from corries, divers wailing across lonely lochans and...