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Technical help

The information on this page is provided to help you get the most out of our site.

Browser versions

We design for all browsers but would recommend that visitors use a modern browser (eg Internet Explorer 7 or Firefox).

Changing the text size

If you find that the text is too small for you to read, you can change it to a size that you are more comfortable with:

  • in Internet Explorer (PC), use the View, Text Size menu
  • in Netscape 6 or 7 and Internet Explorer (Mac), use the View, Text Zoom menu


To print a page from our website, click the 'Print' button at the top of the relevant page.

Downloading files

PDF files require Adobe Reader.

RSPB audio and video files require Flash Player version 8 or later. You can download the latest version for free.

Access keys

Most web browsers support shortcuts called access keys that you can use to jump to specific areas of the site. If your browser supports them, press ALT + key (Windows) or CTRL + key (Macintosh) and then (in the case of links) Enter to use.

We follow the standard access keys as defined by the UK Government:

  • 1 - Link to homepage
  • 2 - Main content of this page
  • 4 - Search box
  • 0 - Link to accessibility statement