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RSPB Film showcases the work of our in-house Film Unit production team. Famous for producing dozens of award-winning wildlife films, here you'll find a selection of their most recent films and videos, available to view online for the very first time.

A celebration of wildlife-friendly farmers

Farmers sometimes get a bad press but their role as ‘custodians of the countryside’ is more important than ever. More...

A celebration of wildlife-friendly farmers

Abernethy nature reserve

Ross Watson, the RSPB's operations team leader at Abernethy, chats about his varied work at the reserve and gives his personal thoughts about living in such a dramatic environment. More...

Abernethy nature reserve

Albatross - the end of the line?

This film charts the tragic effects that longline fishing is having on these majestic ocean wanderers. More...

Albatross - the end of the line?

Birds Without Borders

Chris Packham investigates why our summer migrants are returning in fewer numbers each year. More...

Birds Without Borders

Big Wild Sleepout

Share in the fun and excitement of a memorable family Big Wild Sleepout at Arne on the beautiful Dorset coast. More...

Big Wild Sleepout

Trailer for Born to fly

Watch the trailer for the RSPB Film unit's latest spectacular film charting the epic journey of the European crane. More...

Trailer for Born to fly

The great Caledonian forest

The 200 year vision to extend the ancient Caledonian forest at Abernethy nature reserve. More...

The great Caledonian forest

Chris Packham visits Titchwell Marsh

Wildlife presenter and RSPB Vice President Chris Packham visits Titchwell Marsh to open the new Parrinder hide and is amazed by its modern, bold design. More...

Chris Packham visits Titchwell Marsh

Coastal change at RSPB Titchwell Marsh

Robert Coleman, Senior Site Manager at RSPB Titchwell Marsh talks about the changes underway at the site and how this work is helping combat the threats from climate change and coastal erosion. More...

Coastal change at RSPB Titchwell Marsh

Community Fundraising:Stepping Up

How do you inspire and empower people whilst enjoying yourself....our fundraisers reveal all More...

Community Fundraising:Stepping Up

Countryside Memories

Farmers from across the UK reflect on the changes they have seen in the British countryside and the appalling loss of wildlife they have witnessed in their own lifetimes. More...

Countryside Memories

Crane Country

The Great Crane Project team has ambitious plans to re-introduce European cranes to the south west of England, helping to restore a healthy population throughout the UK. More...

Crane Country

Return of the Cranes

Following 2010's Crane Country, catch up on the story of the Great Crane Project. See the daily challenges faced by the project team as they attempt to re-establish a population of cranes in the south-west of England. More...

Return of the Cranes

Education and nature

For 60,000 school children, the RSPB’s field-teaching programme is likely to be their first close encounter with nature. More...

Education and nature

Forsinard Flows: the undiscovered country

This film captures the beauty and magic of one of Europe's last unspoilt wild places: the peatlands of Caithness and Sutherland. More...

Forsinard Flows: the undiscovered country

Freiston Shore: Back to Nature

At Freiston Shore, in Lincolnshire, the sea has been allowed to breach the sea wall to re-create the original saltmarsh landscape. More...

Freiston Shore: Back to Nature

Get outdoors

Getting Muddy, investigating pond life and climbing trees are fun for all the family as they discover nature. More...

Get outdoors

Giving Nature a Home

The best of UK wildlife, as you’ve never seen or heard it before. More...

Giving Nature a Home

Giving Nature a Home - Gethin Owen

Find out about the changes that organic farmer Gethin Owen has made that have brought back wildlife in abundance, while still turning a profit and helping to maintain our beautiful British countryside. More...

Giving Nature a Home - Gethin Owen

The great sparrow mystery

Julian Pettifer explores some of the causes as to why house sparrow numbers are declining in our cities and offers some suggestions as to how their survival chances can be improved. More...

The great sparrow mystery

Hen harrier: An appeal for help

Due mainly to illegal killing, the hen harrier is Britain's most endangered bird of prey, with only 10 pairs breeding successfully in England in 2008. More...

Hen harrier: An appeal for help

Invaders of the UK Overseas Territories

This film looks at ways that visitors and tourists can play their part in protecting these important habitats. More...

Invaders of the UK Overseas Territories

Henderson Island Restoration Project

The story of how a ground-breaking conservation project attempted to clear Henderson Island of introduced rats that have devastated populations of breeding birds. More...

Henderson Island Restoration Project

Ospreys at Loch Garten

Richard Thaxton and Clare Wordley delight in the magnificent ospreys that have been returning to Loch Garten since 1959. More...

Ospreys at Loch Garten

The red kite runner

This film follows the first ever attempt to re-introduce a species into Northern Ireland. More...

The red kite runner

RSPB President - Miranda Krestovnikoff

Well-known TV and radio presenter, Miranda Krestovnikoff, takes time out from her hectic life to chat about her new role as RSPB President. More...

RSPB President - Miranda Krestovnikoff

Saving Asia's Vultures from Extinction

Three species of vulture are on the brink of extinction in Asia. Find out how SAVE - an international consortium of organisations - are working together to save Asia's vultures from extinction. More...

Saving Asia's Vultures from Extinction

Save the Sumatran rainforest

Harapan Rainforest is a forest under threat, and if we don't act now, this rainforest and its amazing wildlife will be gone in five years. More...

Save the Sumatran rainforest

Save the Sumatran rainforest: working with local communities

The RSPB, Burung Indonesia and BirdLife International are working together to protect and restore a precious area of rainforest in Sumatra. More...

Save the Sumatran rainforest: working with local communities

Short-haired bumblebees return to the UK

Follow the remarkable efforts of the team of dedicated individuals who are going to extraordinary lengths to bring back the short-haired bumblebee to the RSPB nature reserve at Dungeness. More...

Short-haired bumblebees return to the UK

Featured videos

Here are some new or important films you might be interested in.

 

Save the Sumatran rainforest: Thank you

A short inspirational film following the early stages of a major restoration project in Sumatra's Harapan rainforest. More...

Save the Sumatran rainforest: Thank you

Saving Special Places - Coquet Island

Paul Morrison and Hilary Brooker-Carey are lucky enough to work on Coquet Island amid the wildlife spectacle, monitoring the seabirds and protecting them from egg thieves. More...

Saving Special Places - Coquet Island

Saving Special Places - North Kent Marshes

With its industrial landscape and port developments, at first glance the Thames estuary is not the most romantic of locations. More...

Saving Special Places - North Kent Marshes

Sea eagles: Sea eagles & me

An exclusive, behind-the-scenes insight into the reintroduction of white-tailed eagles in Scotland. More...

Sea eagles: Sea eagles & me

Sea eagles: Taking flight

Watch the story of East and West Scotland’s white-tailed eagle reintroduction project unfold. More...

Sea eagles: Taking flight

Sea eagles: White-tailed eagles of Skye

A 25th anniversary celebration of the re-introduction of white-tailed eagles to Scotland. More...

Sea eagles: White-tailed eagles of Skye

Short-haired bumblebees

Share Nick Withers' excitement as pioneering queen bees are released into their new home at Dungeness nature reserve. More...

Short-haired bumblebees

Springtime

A two minute celebration of springtime in the UK. A reminder of the wildlife we are saving by stepping up for nature. More...

Springtime

State of Nature

The State of Nature partnership demonstrates our determination to grow the resources needed and public support required to turn around the fortunes of our wildlife, showcased vividly in this film. More...

State of Nature

Stepping up for nature

Produced to support the Stepping Up For Nature Campaign, this short, lyrical film emphasises the beauty and importance of our biodiverse habitats More...

Stepping up for nature

Stepping Up for Nature - Claire Hadley

Environmental Supervisor, Claire Hadley, reveals how simple measures to install bat boxes and bird boxes at school sites are helping Kier Construction and RSPB to enhance wildlife and bring children closer to nature. More...

Stepping Up for Nature - Claire Hadley

Stepping Up for Nature - Damon Bridge

Damon Bridge reveals what drives him to save nature as manager for the Great Crane Project. More...

Stepping Up for Nature - Damon Bridge

Stepping Up for Nature - Dave Braddock

Gardener, Dave Braddock, shares some of the simple secrets about how to turn a traditional, sterile, garden into a beautiful, wildlife-rich haven. More...

Stepping Up for Nature - Dave Braddock

Stepping Up for Nature - Ellie Owen

Ellie Owen’s vital research takes her to some of the UK’s most spectacular and internationally important seabird colonies. It can be dangerous work but it’s providing answers. More...

Stepping Up for Nature - Ellie Owen

Stepping Up for Nature - Hilary Brooker-Carey

Supporting the RSPB can be an adventure as Hilary Brooker-Carey, the volunteer warden at Coquet island, knows only too well. More...

Stepping Up for Nature - Hilary Brooker-Carey

Stepping Up for Nature - James Hart

Determined to bring wildlife to his garden James Hart installed a wildlife webcam so that others can be inspired to connect with nature. More...

Stepping Up for Nature - James Hart

Stepping Up for Nature - John White

John White, who volunteers at Labrador Bay, enjoys showing visitors what a special corner of South Devon it is. More...

Stepping Up for Nature - John White

Stepping Up for Nature - Jonny Rankin

BMX-riding, heavy metal-listening volunteer Jonny Rankin, describes why he supports the RSPB. More...

Stepping Up for Nature - Jonny Rankin

Stepping Up for Nature - Liam McFaul

Site Manager, and lifelong islander, Liam McFaul shares his memories of what first ignited his passion for nature and his commitment to protect Rathlin island. More...

Stepping Up for Nature - Liam McFaul

Stepping up for Nature - Nigel Butcher

Nigel Butcher as the RSPB's technical guy explains the inspiration behind some of the equipment he is developing to help save nature. More...

Stepping up for Nature - Nigel Butcher

Stepping Up for Nature - PC Gareth Jones

Wildlife police officer, Gareth Jones, grew up in the Yorkshire Dales and is passionate about protecting the wildlife that lives there. More...

Stepping Up for Nature - PC Gareth Jones

Stepping Up for Nature - Will Barnard

Somerset Levels farmer, Will Barnard, is creating a wildlife-rich grassland landscape that not only makes money but is also a working demonstration of how wildlife and people can live harmoniously alongside each other. More...

Stepping Up for Nature - Will Barnard

The lost call

A ground-breaking conservation project began in 2000 to re-establish a wild breeding population of corncrakes back into the English countryside. More...

The lost call

TV advertisement 'the making of'

Watch our 'making of' video and we'll take you behind the scenes of the two day film shoot in north London. More...

TV advertisement 'the making of'