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  • Blog Post: Wildlife watching on Lewis

    RSPB Scotland project officer for the Western Isles, Victoria Anderson, has this new blog about wildlife watching on Lewis. Wildlife watching on Lewis Any visit to the Western isles must include a trip to our hidden gem of a reserve at Loch na Muilne near Arnol on the Isle of Lewis. In recent days...
  • Blog Post: For the love of... Dunes

    RSPB Scotland Nature Recovery Officer, James Silvey, has this new blog on climate change and the wildlife that could be lost to it. For the love of... Dunes At school in the 90’s it was called global warming, the planet was heating up and cartoons showed the earth trapped, sweating in a greenhouse...
  • Blog Post: What to see in Scotland this month IV

    Better late than never as the old saying goes. Here's our blog on the wildlife to look out for across Scotland in April. What to see in Scotland this month IV Personally I don’t think there are many good reasons to get up and out of the house before dawn. If someone mentions it, my first...
  • Blog Post: Travel the Trossachs

    Jenny Tweedie, from RSPB Scotland, has this new blog on The Great Trossachs Path opening between Callander and Inversnaid. Travel the Trossachs I’m probably not what you might call massively outdoorsy. I love nature, and I love being out in nature, but I don’t particularly like having...
  • Blog Post: Most people get climate change – are you one of them?

    Jim Densham, Senior Land Use Policy Officer with RSPB Scotland, is back with another blog on the For The Love Of...campaign that we are part of. Most people get climate change – are you one of them? It's time to start thinking that the vast majority of people do get climate change after...
  • Blog Post: What to see in Scotland this month III

    The nights are getting lighter and signs of spring seem to be on everyone’s mind this month. To celebrate here’s a collection of some of the great wildlife you can see in Scotland in March. What to see in Scotland this month III Puffin, Dean Bricknell Signs of spring – that’s...
  • Blog Post: For the love of the next generation

    RSPB Scotland conservation manager Stuart Benn is back with a new blog - this time about bird watching in the Highlands and the For The Love Of campaign. For the love of the next generation I've blogged before about A Focus on Nature – an absolutely brilliant organisation committed to...
  • Blog Post: Showing the Love to Nicola Sturgeon

    Jim Densham, Senior Land Use Policy Officer with RSPB Scotland, is back with another blog on the For The Love Of...campaign that we are part of. Showing the Love to Nicola Sturgeon It was Valentine’s last Saturday. How did you show the love? I bought flowers for my wife but I also sent...
  • Blog Post: What to see in Scotland this month II

    There have been some really crisp clear days so far this month – perfect for wildlife watching. This blog is all about some of the wonderful wildlife you can see around Scotland in February. What to see in Scotland this month II When I was little my favourite creature to spot any time I was...
  • Blog Post: Edinburgh Phoenix – Help them to say β€œYes In My Backyard!”

    RSPB Scotland Youth Officer, Nicole Brandon has this new blog on a fantastic new project the Edinburgh Phoenix group are raising funds for. Edinburgh Phoenix – Help them to say “Yes In My Backyard!” This February, Edinburgh Phoenix group are asking for help in raising the funds...
  • Blog Post: Helping our birds through the winter

    Kat Jones, RSPB Scotland’s Public Affairs Manager in South and West Scotland, looks at the importance of feeders for birds during the colder months. Helping our birds through the winter The weather may be chilly and the evenings dark, but, for me, this is the time of year when I look forward...
  • Blog Post: What to see in Scotland this month

    There’s plenty of wonderful wildlife to enjoy in Scotland and each month of the year can offer you something different. This blog is all about the sights you could see across the country in January. What to see in Scotland this month Throwing your head back and suddenly kicking out your feet...
  • Blog Post: All you need is love

    Jim Densham, Senior Land Use Policy Officer with RSPB Scotland, tells you about the some of the things we love and want to protect with the FTLO campaign we're a part of. All you need is love As the Beatles timeless classic said – all you need is love. Still true? It’s no longer...
  • Blog Post: For The Love Of Scottish Machair...

    Jim Densham, Senior Land Use Policy Officer with RSPB Scotland, is back with another blog on the For The Love Of campaign we are involved with. For The Love Of Scottish Machair... Last week on this blog I wrote about the new climate campaign that we are involved in (FTLO for short). I also gave...
  • Blog Post: Tilting at windmills

    RSPB Scotland Senior Conservation Policy Officer, Richard Evans' response to Daily Telegraph article. Tilting at windmills According to yesterday’s Daily Telegraph , "wind turbines have killed more birds of prey than persecution this year" , in Scotland. Well, to quote the...
  • 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...
  • 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: 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...