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London's changing soundscape

27 March 2014

2014's Big Garden Birdwatch shows London's dawn chorus is dimmer and subtly changed compared with that of a decade ago.

Goldfinches on feeder

Ministers recognise the Thames Estuary’s natural assets

25 November 2013

Government Ministers have recognised the natural assets of the Greater Thames Estuary by extending legal protection against unsuitable development.

Brown hare in green grass

Green shoots in the urban jungle

16 October 2013

Young Londoners have a better connection with nature than the average UK child, according to a new RSPB study.

Boys and bug bowl

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


RSPB science, conservation and farming projects in your area.

25 February 2014Causes of population decline of urban house sparrows
9 July 2013London House Sparrow Parks Project

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Selected local stories from the RSPB.

London's Garden Bridge falls short for wildlife

23 December 2014

While London's garden Bridge adds little to the capital's environment, Londoners can have real influence in their own outdoor spaces.

Garden Bridge

Is London Sustainable?

26 November 2014

There is a vision of a green and naturally vibrant London, supported by the RSPB. What’s stopping it becoming reality?

City Hall, London

Sweet news for London’s pollinators

4 November 2014

A north-south line of nectar rich greenspace is being created through London to benefit pollinators, birds and Londoners.



Fri 13 Feb
Pre-valentine day celebration of our Love for Nature
Posted to the Get involved blog by Tim Webb

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The birds special to this area.


More than seven million people live in Greater London and you can double that figure if you include commuters. But even this figure is far off the Capital’s wild population. From ants to yellowhammers, and zebras if you include zoo animals, London is buzzing with wildlife.

The Capital’s parks, waterways and gardens are a mosaic of different habitats. We’ve ancient woodlands, medieval marshes, industrial wastelands and gardens full of fruit, vegetables and exotics. It supports struggling cockney sparrows, speedy peregrine falcons and summer visiting swifts to name just three.

Our work here focuses on helping Londoners discover this natural heritage and to step-up efforts to support it. We’re also doing what we can to future proof our Capital against the impacts of climate change.

RSPB London Office: 020 7808 1260

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