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  • Blog Post: Scotland and Seabirds

    Our Seabird Policy Officer, Rory Crawford, discusses Scotland's seabirds and how you can help them. Scotland and Seabirds Scotland has many natural treasures, but there is one in particular I think we often overlook. It’s no surprise really – it happens all over the world –...
  • Blog Post: Choose sealife! Scotland's seabirds need your help.

    Scotland's seabirds are suffering devastating declines. We have one chance to help them where they need it most - out at sea. Support Marine Protected Areas for seabirds and give them a fighting chance. Find out how you can help protect seabirds visit: rspb.org.uk/choosesealife
  • Blog Post: A Very Hungry Caterpillar...

    Rebekah Stackhouse, RSPB Scotland's Education and Youth Programmes Manager, reminds us that a connection to nature begins on our doorsteps. A Very Hungry Caterpillar... Wiggling towards a greater connection with nature So, what did you have for breakfast this morning? Whilst I was eating...
  • Blog Post: What's that bird?

    Test your bird ID skills ahead of the Big Garden Birdwatch (January 26-27). What’s that Bird? There is just one week to go until the World’s largest wildlife survey. So to prepare you for the big day and celebrate the start of Big Schools Birdwatch on Monday, we’ve prepared a...
  • Blog Post: First find your scoter

    This week's exciting blog from Conservation Manager, Stuart Benn. First find your scoter A couple of weeks ago I set out to do something that nobody has ever done before – catch our rarest duck, the confusingly-named Common scoter , on their breeding grounds in Britain. Photo: Andy...
  • Blog Post: Safety in unlikely places

    New blog from Stuart Benn, RSPB Conservation Manager. Squid Cat Battle My three favourite radio programmes are Radio 3’s Late Junction and Radio 6’s Saturday double-header of Gilles Peterson and the Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show – always sure to provide different and unexpected...
  • Blog Post: Let's hear it for volunteers

    Weekly blog from Conservation Manger, Stuart Benn. Let’s hear it for volunteers Like everyone else, I’m loving watching the Olympics just now – the tiny margins between success and failure, the ecstasy of the gold, the pain of dreams not quite realised. But I’ve also begun...
  • 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: Greetings from the STAR (Seabird Tracking And Research) team on Colonsay!

    Introducing a new series of blogs from RSPB Scotland Conservation Scientists. First up is Emily Scragg, Senior Research Assistant with the Seabird Tracking And Research team on Colonsay. Greetings from the STAR (Seabird Tracking And Research) team on Colonsay! It is our fourth year here on the...
  • Blog Post: Beacons: Stories for our not so distant future

    Jim Densham, Senior Land-Use Policy Officer (climate) at RSPB Scotland, tells us about a new short story collection exploring the impact of climate change. Today a new short story book will be published. Beacons: stories for our not so distant future is a collection of fictional stories penned by...
  • Blog Post: Oasis

    Brand new blog from Conservation Manager Stuart Benn. Oasis! No blog from me last week because I was well away from my usual habitat - travelling round the south of England on a fact-finding tour. The idea behind the trip was to meet up with RSPB staff and talk to them about how they go about their...
  • Blog Post: Stepping up at Baron's Haugh

    Stephen Owen, Warden at Baron's Haugh , tells us about the fantastic of work of volunteers on the reserve. Stepping up at Baron's Haugh So it is two months in to being the new RSPB warden for Baron’s Haugh nature reserve, and it has been a real pleasure getting to know this absolute...
  • Blog Post: Cathedral thinking

    Conservation Manager, Stuart Benn is back with a new blog... Cathedral Thinking Have you ever sent one of your mates a text or email and then got really annoyed because they didn’t reply immediately ? Or skipped a track on your playlist because you couldn’t wait the three minutes it...
  • Blog Post: Scotland joins the carnival at Rio+20

    Jim Densham, Senior Land Use Policy Officer (Climate) for RSPB Scotland, reflects on the 20 years since 1992's Earth Summit. Scotland joins the carnival at Rio+20 A couple of weeks before I was born the UN held a Conference on the Human Environment - the UN's first major conference on international...
  • Blog Post: Nature's larder: making the most of spring greens

    An introduction to foraging from James Reynolds, Head of Media & Communications for RSPB Scotland. Nature's larder: making the most of spring greens For the forager, the winter months offer extremely lean pickings. It is a time to hunker down and savour the goods that one invested time...
  • Blog Post: The results are in!

    RSPB Conservation Scientist Jonathan Groom has been out in the Perthshire Hills as part of the Native Upland Woodland Expansion Survey ! Final Bird Results are In Well I finally got there. Despite the weather’s best attempts to thwart me I have completed the bird surveys and translated all...
  • 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: Ghostly goings on at RSPB reserves...

    RSPB Media & Communications officer, Melanie Paget, has rounded up the very best in spooky stories from our reserves. Ghostly goings on at Scottish reserves... A raven to set the mood (photo: Chris Gomersall) You might be forgiven for thinking that braving the Scottish weather this...
  • Blog Post: Island living: searching for twite in the Hebrides

    RSPB Scotland Research Assistant, Davide Scridel, is out searching for an elusive bird in the Outer Hebrides. Find out more about his experiences and check out his fantastic photos below! Island living: searching for twite in the Hebrides The subject of the 2013 Statutory Conservation Agency/RSPB...
  • Blog Post: Saying No to dirty coal

    Zoe Clelland, RSPB Scotland Senior Conservation Officer, gives us an update on objections to the proposed coal fired powerstation at Hunterston on the Ayrshire coast. Saying NO to dirty coal The proposal by Ayrshire Power Limited (APL) to build a new coal fired powerstation at Hunterston on the...
  • Blog Post: Happy Winds-day everyone – I do hope you’re outside!

    New blog from Rebekah Stackhouse, RSPB Scotland's Education and Youth Programmes Manager. Happy Winds-day everyone – I do hope you’re outside! Whilst our weather today might not be quite as bad as Winnie the Pooh’s “mild spring zephyr” in Winnie the Pooh and...
  • Blog Post: Hoverflies at RSPB Loch Leven

    New blog from trainee Ecologist, Gordon Bryden. He's been out and about looking for hoverflies at Loch Leven. Hoverflies at RSPB Loch Leven Hoverflies are one of the most distinctive fly families, and definitely the most popular. They are mostly big and colourful bee and wasp mimics with a...
  • Blog Post: From the Scottish Highlands to the Cameron Highlands

    Ross Watson is back from his journey to Malaysia for the World Youth Foundation on Health and Environment Conference and is feeling inspired by the efforts of the young delegates to champion the environment. From the Scottish Highlands to the Cameron Highlands As I slept fitfully, I kept an eye...
  • Blog Post: 1000th Seabird Mystery Solved

    Ellie Owen, RSPB Conservation Scientist, celebrates an important milestone with her team... 1000 th Seabird Mystery Solved The seabird tracking team 2013 celebrating an important milestone... This week I have been thinking back to April 2010 when I, along with the rest of RSPB’s...