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Dive into the world of mini-beasts at RSPB Fairburn Ings

25 May 2016

People of all ages are being invited to delve into the wonderful world of mini-beasts this half term at RSPB Fairburn Ings, and discover a range of fascinating bugs both in and out of the water.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Give volunteering a go at Eastern Moors

25 May 2016

As part of National Volunteering Week, the Eastern Moors Partnership is inviting people of all ages to join them in the peak district to get their hands dirty and have a go at a range of volunteering activities.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Discover magnificent magnification at RSPB Bempton Cliffs

25 May 2016

Ever wondered what could be seen with eyesight as powerful as Superman’s? Now young visitors to RSPB Bempton Cliffs can get an idea of what it would be like to have super-vision by using the nature reserve’s powerful new digital microscopes.

Girl looking through magnifying glass

Two for joy for East Scotland sea eagles

25 May 2016

Two white-tailed eagle chicks have successfully hatched from a nest in Fife, for the fourth year running.

Adult white-tailed eagle in flight

A greener, cleaner and secure energy future for the UK

24 May 2016

‘The RSPB’s 2050 Energy Vision’ outlines three potential long-term energy scenarios that meet the UK’s climate targets in harmony with nature, as well as ensuring energy security and affordability

Wind turbine silhouetted against sky

New RSPB research shows Scotland can switch to low carbon energy without harming wildlife

24 May 2016

Europe’s largest conservation charity, the RSPB, has launched a new report showing how the UK could transform its energy system and meet its 2050 climate targets in harmony with nature.

Wind farms, nr Burnley, close up, blades frozen

Fabulous photos captured at this year's Dolphinwatch

20 May 2016

The amazing antics of Aberdeen’s bottlenose dolphins have been captured on camera by staff, volunteers and visitors to RSPB Dolphinwatch.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Avocets raise a cheer at Saltholme

19 May 2016

Avocets, the black and white, long-legged birds with uniquely upturned beaks – and emblem of the RSPB - have just hatched chicks at RSPB Saltholme.

Avocet with newly hatched chick

Celebrate Scottish wildlife at RSPB Scotland’s Big Nature Festival

18 May 2016

A weekend of nature activities, workshops, talks, exhibitors, and fun for all the family returns to East Lothian this weekend as RSPB Scotland’s Big Nature Festival takes place in Mussleburgh.

Puffin calling, Isle of May National Nature reserve

Natural beauty restored as Hesketh Out Marsh returns to the wild

17 May 2016

RSPB project will return land to its natural beauty creating a wildlife haven the size of 190 football pitches at Hesketh Out Marsh East in Lancashire

Flock of avocets on mud

There's just two weeks to for poetry competition to celebrate meadows

17 May 2016

There is just two weeks left for folk to submit their entries to a Doric Poetry Competition to celebrate meadows

Chalk grassland

Local MP becomes Puffin Champion at RSPB Bempton Cliffs

16 May 2016

Following a recent visit to RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Kevin Hollinrake MP, has become a species champion for the puffin to help raise awareness of the plight of this endangered seabird.

Puffin with sandeels in beak

Britain’s rarest birds of prey are back, but where are they nesting?

13 May 2016

RSPB asking members of the public to help it find new Montagu's harrier nesting areas by reporting sighting to hotline

Male Montagu's harrier in field

Let your garden grow

13 May 2016

The RSPB asks gardeners to give nature a home this summer and enjoy the benefits it brings

Young starling

You’d have to be quackers to nest there!

11 May 2016

Eagle eyed Glasgow commuters have spotted a mallard duck nesting in a window box hanging off the side of one of the Clyde’s busy bridges.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

RSPB opens hotline to locate the UK’s rarest breeding birds of prey

11 May 2016

RSPB asks people to keep an eye out for the UK's rarest breeding bird of prey

Male Montagu's harrier in field

Corncrake calls on Rathlin Island

9 May 2016

The distinctive crex-crex call of the corncrake has been heard on Rathlin Island for just the second time in 17 years.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Hoy's sea eagles pass halfway mark

6 May 2016

All’s going well for Orkney’s nesting sea eagles, according to the RSPB Scotland team watching over the birds on Hoy.

Adult white-tailed eagle in flight

Orkney schools give little terns a little help

4 May 2016

On Wednesday 4 May, children from the Hope Community School and Burray Primary School completed a project helping little terns.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Eastern England construction industry company helps people get closer to wildlife in Cambridgeshire

3 May 2016

Local business Mick George Ltd has helped create a new ‘visitor hub’ at RSPB Fen Drayton Lakes nature reserve.

View across Fen Drayton Lakes