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RSPB Dungeness nature reserve to host Free Open Day at historic site on the Kent south coast

17 July 2016

RSPB Dungeness open day holds a new attraction this year, a reserve extension including historic concrete pre-WWII "sound mirrors".

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Osprey parents endure snow, rain and wind to raise three healthy chicks

15 July 2016

Visitors to the Lodge Forest Visitor Centre in Aberfoyle can expect plenty of on-screen wildlife action this summer from ospreys, owls, red squirrels and more.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Osprey chick takes to the skies at Bassenthwaite Lake

15 July 2016

The famous chick of the popular Bassenthwaite osprey pair has taken her first flights from the nest.

Male osprey soaring

Sleep under the stars with RSPB Cymru

15 July 2016

Grown-ups and children alike are in for a treat this July as RSPB Cymru is once again urging nature lovers to spend a night under the stars for its annual Big Wild Sleepout.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Cysgu dan y sêr gydag RSPB Cymru

15 July 2016

Mis Gorffennaf yma mae oedolion a phlant fel ei gilydd yn cael eu gwahodd i fwynhau haf bythgofiadwy, wrth i RSPB Cymru ei hannog unwaith eto i dreulio noson yn y gwyllt fel rhan o’i fenter flynyddol, Cysgu Dan y Sêr.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

The Flow Country as an Outdoor Classroom

15 July 2016

With the school holidays just underway, the Flows to the Future team can look back on a successful school term.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Experience seabird spectacular at Preston Marina

14 July 2016

Hundreds of seabirds are nesting at Preston Marina after travelling thousands of miles from West Africa.

Common tern hovering above water for fish

Operation Turtle Dove renews appeal for help to save species

13 July 2016

Operation Turtle Dove has renewed its appeal for help to save species in light of evidence of continuing decline

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Say ‘smile’ to a butterfly and gawp at a gannet this summer at Bempton Cliffs

13 July 2016

Nature-loving kids in East Yorkshire will be kept busy all summer long at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, with cameras and critters, microscopic discovery and summer fete fun.

Girl taking photo

No chicks for Hoy’s sea eagles this year

12 July 2016

Those eagerly awaiting Orkney’s first sea eagle chicks in over a century will have to wait a little longer.

Adult white-tailed eagle in flight

Butterfly reintroduction project reaches new milestone

12 July 2016

Butterfly reintroduction project reaches new milestone

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Glorious Gannets Cruises from Bridlington Harbour

11 July 2016

Next Saturday, 16 July, sees the start of the RSPB's Glorious Gannets Cruises: a unique opportunity for visitors to the East Yorkshire coast to get a front row seat in a spectacular seabird arena, underneath the 400-feet high chalk cliffs of Bempton and Flamborough Head.

Gannetry, Bass Rock

RSPB-led consortium presents plans for new Sherwood Forest visitor centre

11 July 2016

The RSPB-led consortium will be hosting a drop-in session to showcase plans for the proposed new Sherwood Forest visitor centre at Forest Corne

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

RSPB in North Pennines seek cause of moorland bird decline

11 July 2016

The RSPB has fitted whinchats at the nature conservation organisation’s Geltsdale reserve with special tracking devices in an attempt to discover why these migrant birds are in serious decline.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Yn dilyn Brexit, pa mor ddiogel yw ein hamgylchedd naturiol yng Nghymru?

8 July 2016

Sefydliadau amgylcheddol Cymru yn ysgrifennu llythyr agored at Brif Weinidog Cymru

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

How safe is our natural environment in Wales post Brexit?

8 July 2016

Welsh environmental organisations write open letter to the First Minister of Wales

Aerial of RSPB Valley Wetlands

RSPB Balranald is set for a record year

7 July 2016

RSPB Scotland’s Stuart Taylor reports that visitor numbers have soared as North Uist nature reserve celebrates its 50th anniversary

Machair habitat and northern Marsh orchid at RSPB Balranald nature reserve, North Uist

Wild and Woolly at RSPB Saltholme

6 July 2016

Kick-off the summer holidays in style at Saltholme’s Woolly Weekend, 16 & 17 July.

Young lambs lying on grass

Celebrate the magical marshlands of RSPB Blacktoft Sands

6 July 2016

The annual open day of RSPB Blacktoft Sands is set to be held on Sunday 10 July and members of the general public are invited to join in the celebrations.

Roe deer portrait

Double first for Britain as rare chicks hatch

6 July 2016

Two tiny chicks have made history this week when they hatched from their eggs on an RSPB Scotland nature reserve.

Adult little gull on spring migration