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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

Conviction for English egg collector who ‘exported’ crimes to Bulgaria

22 October 2014

An English egg collector has been handed a six month prison sentence, suspended for three years, and a 5000 Lev (£2024) fine after pleading guilty to the illegal possession of 16 birds’ eggs and three taxidermy specimens by a court in Burgas, Bulgaria.

Bulgaria seized eggs

Growing support to save the Peak District’s upland peatlands

22 October 2014

A range of organisations including local councils and wildlife groups are backing an RSPB campaign to bring about the end of burning on deep peat, a harmful practice that is destroying parts of the Peak District.

Round-leaved sundew, Drosera rotundifolia

Places to visit

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


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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
13 November 2009Operation Tree Sparrow

Featured news

Selected local stories from the RSPB.

Get stuffed! How to feed your garden birds this Christmas

16 December 2014

Ever wondered what birds eat for Christmas dinner? You might not think it, but those magpies can’t wait to get a hold of your mince pies…

Starlings squabbling over food

Don't forget the fungi

12 December 2014

The suggestion of a fungi hunt can sometimes crumple faces in horror. Let me take this opportunity to defend the poor, humble mushroom and convince you how awesome they really are.

Chicken of the woods fungus

How to see some starling superstars!

8 December 2014

We can’t get enough of our sensational starlings. With winter on the way many of us are excited to see these stunning birds flock together in their thousands to form patterns in the sky.

Large flock of starlings congregating at dusk


Events coming up in the next 7 days.

There are currently no events in Greater Manchester in the next 7 days. However, there are some in these neighbouring counties:

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.

Act for Nature!
Vote for Bob
Vote for us in the LandLove Magazine Awards
Discovery Volunteer, Chorlton Water Park
Residential Visitor Experience Volunteer Internship, Northern England & Midlands

Job vacancies

There are currently no job vacancies in Greater Manchester.

However there may be suitable vacancies in these neighbouring counties.