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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

Gone Girls: Threatened birds of prey disappear without trace

24 September 2014

Two young satellite-tagged hen harriers have vanished in Lancashire in unexplained circumstances.

Tagged Hen Harrier - Bowland

Black grouse numbers lekking good at Geltsdale

3 September 2014

Black grouse are enjoying their best year ever at the RSPB’s Geltsdale reserve in the North Pennines.

Black grouse displaying at lek at dawn

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.

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

New report reveals scale of declines of UK migratory birds wintering in Africa

16 October 2014

The migration of millions of birds across the face of the planet is one of nature’s greatest annual events. Every spring some species move north, while every autumn those same species move south, very often linking continents.

Cuckoo stretching wings

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However there may be suitable vacancies in these neighbouring counties.