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Stars of the show arrive at last

12 November 2014

They’re back – around 40,000 starlings have finally returned to put on a show at RSPB Leighton Moss and Morecambe Bay nature reserve and visitors are urged to come and witness the seasonal spectacle for themselves.

Starling murmuration

Discover the wildlife stars of Autumnwatch in wonderful Morecambe Bay

4 November 2014

Millions of people discovered the beauty and wildlife of RSPB Leighton Moss and Morecambe Bay recently, when it was featured on popular television show BBC Autumnwatch.

Cyclist looking at information board, RSPB Leighton Moss nature reserve

Autumnwatch is back!

8 October 2014

As the days begin to get shorter, the mornings a lot darker and an apparent chill in the air, it must be time for Autumnwatch!

Starling roost at dusk

Places to visit

Visit a nature reserve or get up close to exciting birds at a Date with Nature event


Downloads from our Document Library.

MAP - Woodlark in North West England

MAP - Woodlark in North West England

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Date: 26 May 2009



RSPB science, conservation and farming projects in your area.

8 July 2014Improving breeding habitats for Ring Ouzels
10 September 2012Source to Sea
6 August 2012Lakes High Fells Upland Advisory Project

Featured news

Selected local stories from the RSPB.

Slithery snakes and legless lizards to join RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2015

19 November 2014

More than half a million people are expected to watch and count their garden birds for this year’s RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch in January, with some surprising new creatures on the list among our feathered friends too.


RSPB issues challenge to shooting community as illegal bird of prey killing continues in Cumbria

30 October 2014

Illegal persecution continues to deprive the Cumbria countryside of our native birds of prey and the RSPB is challenging leaders in the shooting community to acknowledge this and take real action to stop the killing.

Buzzard taking off

Hen harriers for LIFE - first cross-border project launched to save rare bird of prey

22 October 2014

An exciting new European Union-supported project aims to achieve a secure and sustainable future for one of our most threatened birds of prey, the hen harrier.

Male hen harrier hunting along coastline

Local groups