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Bird ‘backpacks’ to uncover NI swift secrets

30 June 2016

A new project to find out where migrant birds forage in Northern Ireland has taken flight, thanks to a partnership between RSPB Northern Ireland, the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) and the Northern Ireland Swift Group.

Swift hunting insects

Bird ‘backpacks’ to uncover swift secrets

30 June 2016

In a science first, the RSPB Centre for Conservation Science is going to tag swifts in N Ireland with special GPS backpacks to understand more about their foraging habits

Flying swift

Hope for Orkney’s little terns thanks to school project

28 June 2016

Some of Orkney’s rarest seabirds have eggs, after two local primary schools worked with RSPB Scotland to protect their home

Little tern at nest, stretching wings

Night skies awarded star status

28 June 2016

Two RSPB reserves are the first in England to benefit from a special international award recognising the high quality of their starry night skies.

1072842 - Big Wild Sleepout at Titchwell

Hen harriers breed at RSPB Geltsdale

27 June 2016

A pair of rare hen harriers are breeding at RSPB Geltsdale, the nature conservation charity can reveal.

Female hen harrier flying low

Discover meadows, wings & pretty things at Eastern Moors

27 June 2016

With National Meadows Day just around the corner, the Eastern Moors Partnership are hosting ‘Meadows, Wings and Pretty Things’, a special event in celebration of ancient wildflower meadows and the wildlife that calls them home.

Summer wildflowers in long grass

Taking to the sky – young marsh harriers amaze at RSPB Leighton Moss

27 June 2016

Summer is well underway at RSPB Leighton Moss with the emergence of some very special residents – the first young marsh harriers of the season have taken to the skies and visitors are invited to watch them in action.

Juvenile marsh harrier in flight

Record-breaking bird inspires musical masterpiece

27 June 2016

Today, more than 2000 children will perform a special piece of music inspired by one of Britain’s rarest breeding birds

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Haringey pupils fired-up by brave journey of the little phalarope

27 June 2016

Haringey pupils have been inspired and impressed by the brave annual migration of Scotland's phalaropes to Peru and back.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Have a ‘Fin’-tastic time this summer with RSPB Dolphinwatch

25 June 2016

RSPB Dolphinwatch are inviting everyone to join a range of family-friendly events at this summer Torry Battery.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Hello boys! Rowan and Willow, the RSPB Loch Garten osprey chicks are ringed.

24 June 2016

RSPB Loch Garten osprey chicks are ringed.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Viewing tower at RSPB Scotland Forsinard Flows wins at RIAs centenary celebration

24 June 2016

Top architectural award for Forsinard Flows Lookout

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Putting Aberdeenshire meadows back on the map

23 June 2016

This year's National Meadows Day is promising to be the biggest yet.

Flowers

Happy birthday to the East Yorkshire Phoenix group

22 June 2016

Teenagers from the RSPB’s East Yorkshire Phoenix Group celebrated the group’s 20th birthday earlier this month, with a trip to RSPB Bempton Cliffs.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

RSPB Saltholme earns 2016 TripAdvisor certificate of excellence

22 June 2016

RSPB Saltholme today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence.

EU project to ‘tern’ around seabird declines

22 June 2016

Larne Lough is home to all sorts of wonderful wildlife, including Northern Ireland’s only known pair of breeding roseate terns.

Roseate tern pair performing courtship display

Bioblitz survey this Saturday aims to uncover some of Edinburgh’s wild secrets, with activities and workshops for everyone to try

21 June 2016

RSPB Scotland is inviting people in Edinburgh to help discover the city’s wildlife by taking part in a day-long bioblitz in Duddingston this Saturday.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

New Tramper is ready to roll at RSPB Leighton Moss

20 June 2016

Visitors with mobility impairments now have greater access to RSPB Leighton Moss nature reserve thanks to the funding of a new Tramper.

Oystercatchers in flight at RSPB Leighton Moss nature reserve

Upland wader facing extinction needs a home in the North Pennines

18 June 2016

With their beautiful bubbling song and long down-curved bills, curlews are a much-loved and integral part of the upland landscapes of Northern England during the spring and summer months. However, this wading bird is in serious trouble and could become extinct in a generation unless urgent action is taken.

Curlew profile

Record number of stone-curlews nesting on Suffolk Coast

17 June 2016

Stone-curlew success as chicks begin hatching in the Brecks & record number nest on Suffolk Coast

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds