Our work

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.
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  • Farming

    Rare arable plants reap the benefits of cirl bunting management

    When was the last time you walked past an arable field and saw weasel’s snout, corn spurrey, common poppy, sharp leaved flullen or the unmistakable vibrant blue of the cornflower? Maybe you are fortunate to live in an area abundant with arable flora...
  • Climate change

    The Return of the Spring

    On the drive to work this morning I saw my first terns of the year; common terns I suspect although they were too far and facing away from us to pin them down to a particular species. But I still got a rush of excitement nonetheless. The last three...
  • Saving Species

    Visiting a vulture release site

    Conor Jameson, RSPB Development Manager, is visiting our project in India and Nepal, Saving Asia’s Vultures from Extinction (SAVE). This is his latest blog. If you like birdsong, visiting a new place like this is a little bit like going to a...
  • Martin Harper's blog


    Today, Chris Packham urges you to vote for the Hen Harrier as our National Bird as part of David Lindo's Vote National Bird Campaign. Please read what Chris has to say. At the end of this post, my colleague Julie Crisp has provided an update from...
  • Scottish Nature Notes

    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...
Latest photos
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#thankyour Hero #5 #thankyou

Skydancer has been nominated for Best Education Project in the National Lottery Awards 2014! Vote for...
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'Flying' female

Female hen harrier showing off her flying skills as part of the Skydancing Circus Show, at Greenhead...
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A sneek peak of rehearsals for the big performance

The 'female hen harrier' examines her precious egg during rehearsals for the Skydancing Circus...
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A winter's snack

A female hen harrier carries a tasty vole back to her winter roosting spot on the Dee Estuary. (c...
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Beautiful view over North Tynedale

View from The Gun Inn, North Tynedale, on our volunteer training evening for the hen harrier nest protection...
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Carnival Games

Children attempt to feed the hen harriers with beanbag voles at the Hen Harrier Carnival, as part of...
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Colourful flapping hen harriers

Children and families made over 140 of these over the two days at Newcastle Green Festival! Download...
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Colourful harriers

Pupils at Hallbankgate Village School colour in their very own hen harriers.
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Communal Roost

In winter evenings, hen harriers group together in communal roosts of anywhere between 2 and 10 birds...
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Creative collage 2

One of the finished moorland collages created by children from Newsham Primary School, Blyth and West...
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Creative collages

Children from Newsham Primary School, Blyth, get one step closer to earning their Hen Harrier Hero Awards...
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Deep in the heather

Female hen harrier near her nest - photo by James Leonard
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