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Cyclist makes charity link between Cornwall and Caithness

7 October 2014

Seabird colony at mainland Britain’s northernmost point hosts benefits from fundraiser’s epic ride on a single-speed bike

Dunnet Head

Wales’ seabirds say ‘thank you’ as Welsh Government announces protected sites at sea

7 October 2014

RSPB Cymru today (Tuesday 7 October) would like to say ‘thank you’ to the Welsh Government for taking an important step towards protecting special sites for our seabirds in Wale’s coastal waters.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Magic and wild forays this half term at local nature reserve

7 October 2014

Autumn has arrived at RSPB Coombes Valley and to welcome the change in season; the nature reserve will be hosting a week of autumnal magic this half term from October 25 - November 2.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

RSPB launches special mountain “grouse-watches” for wildlife enthusiasts

6 October 2014

CairnGorm Mountain hosts viewings of rare wildlife including black grouse, ptarmigan and snow buntings

Ptarmigan, male moulting, Cairngorms National Park, Highlands

Global goose spectacle at Loch of Strathbeg

6 October 2014

A staggering 64,655 geese were counted at the reserve on 1 October, the highest number since September 2005.

Pink-footed goose flock taking flight

An autumn roam in the Valley

3 October 2014

On 25 October staff and volunteers at RSPB Sandwell Valley nature reserve will be inviting visitors to join them on a colourful roam around the reserve.

Male goldeneye displaying

More effort needed to save nature say scientists

3 October 2014

Nature is in crisis, and a new study is urging Governments to redouble efforts to save it

Lowland agile gibbon

Surprise recovery for elusive Scottish bird

3 October 2014

Corncrake populations reach highest levels since counts began

Pair of corncrakes among horsetails, Tiree, Scotland

We're using pig power to give nature a home

3 October 2014

We're recruiting some unusual 'curly-coated' volunteers to help manage one of our most important nature reserves

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Gamekeeper found guilty of mass poisoning of birds of prey

1 October 2014

The illegal killing of at least 11 birds of prey on one estate in Norfolk is one of the worst cases recorded in Britain

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

RSPB Scotland welcome Cabinet Secretary’s latest announcement on greening the CAP

25 September 2014

Proposal on green CAP a small but positive step for wildlife

Flower-rich margin at Hope Farm, Cambridgeshire

RSPB bags £1,000 donation from Scotmid Co-operative

24 September 2014

Scotmid Co-operative customers in the Inverness area have raised £1,000 for RSPB Scotland to help protect birds and wildlife in Scotland

Girls playing on a fallen tree at RSPB Middleton Lakes nature reserve

Gone Girls: Threatened birds of prey disappear without trace

24 September 2014

Two young satellite-tagged hen harriers have vanished in Lancashire in unexplained circumstances.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Sarah appointed to HELP nature

24 September 2014

A Fermanagh woman has been appointed by the RSPB to work alongside farmers to give nature a home around Lough Erne.

Calling redshank in meadow

Rare seabird chicks seen for first time in living memory on St Agnes and Gugh

22 September 2014

Manx shearwater chicks have been seen outside their nest burrows for the first time in living memory on St Agnes and Gugh, following the first year of a project to remove rats.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Is it a cowpat? Or a piece of wood? Young nightjar shows reserve is on track

17 September 2014

A young nightjar seen by a RSPB volunteer photographer on the Hazeley Heath reserve in Hampshire last week shows the heathland restoration is on track.

Roosting nightjar

Rare bird of prey tagged on TV show missing in action

16 September 2014

A bird of prey filmed for national television has mysteriously disappeared before her screen debut

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Boost for rare Dartmoor bird

16 September 2014

A new bird study on Dartmoor reveals dunlin numbers have increased in response to efforts to restore the moor’s famous mires.

Dunlin in summer plumage, wading, Snettisham reserve

Lizard bonanza at RSPB Farnham Heath

15 September 2014

A sand lizard reintroduction project at RSPB Farnham Heath’s still on track to succeed despite floods drowning this years’ stock

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Scotland’s kestrels in severe decline

13 September 2014

RSPB conservationists suggest cause after early research

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds