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Put on a festive feast for garden birds this Christmas but avoid killer turkey fat

18 December 2014

The RSPB is urging people to put on a festive feast to fatten up garden birds this Christmas, but to avoid leaving out the potentially dangerous leftover contents of their Christmas dinner roasting tins.

Song thrush eating hawthorn berries in snowy hedgerow

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

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.

Take to the hills this winter!

20 January 2015

Grab those walking boots: it’s time to blast away the cobwebs and stroll off all that Christmas chocolate. Check out these amazing RSPB sites for the best Northern winter walks.

Mountain hare running down hillside

Get involved and count the wildlife that’s counting on you!

20 January 2015

Join us for the 36th annual Big Garden Birdwatch from 24-25 January 2015. All you need is a pencil, a piece of paper and an hour of spare time during the weekend.

Goldfinches feeding from a garden feeder

Take some time to go wild outside

8 January 2015

Have you ever been out walking and stumbled across an unexpected sign of life? Not an old sweet wrapper or a dropped glove, but a mark left behind by curious adventurers.

Boy with muddy hands


Events coming up in the next 7 days.

02 Feb

Dark Sky Event with Border Astronomical Society at Geltsdale


Local groups


Over 17,000 people around the UK give their time for the RSPB. Listed below are just a few ways you can volunteer in the local area.

Vote for sea-eagles!
Act for Nature!
Vote for Bob
Cafe Assistant, Leighton Moss
Join us fight a development of 5000 homes on top nightingale site

Job vacancies

There are currently no job vacancies in Cumbria.

However there may be suitable vacancies in these neighbouring counties.