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Help tackle the housing crisis during National Nest Box Week

17 February 2015

The RSPB is challenging nature lovers all over the country to embrace the BTO’s National Nest Box week by putting up a nest box in their gardens

Blue tit inspecting nestbox

Barratt Developments and RSPB breathe (wild)life into new build housing

16 February 2015

Partnership will demonstrate how to protect and enhance the biodiversity of development sites - benefitting the economy, creating employment and improving health and wellbeing

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

RSPB delight that Government listens to public concerns over threat to Lodge Hill wildlife site

13 February 2015

We're delighted that Government has listened to public concerns over threat to Lodge Hill wildlife site in Kent.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Love birds

13 February 2015

North Norfolk nature reserve perfect place for nature lovers: RPSB members get engaged at Snettisham overlooking The Wash

Flock of waders landing on mudflats at sunset

Golden eagle numbers to be revealed by fourth national survey

12 February 2015

One of Scotland’s most iconic birds will be the subject of a fourth national survey to see how its population is faring.

Golden eagle profile

Celebrities show the love in latest Ridley Scott film

11 February 2015

Ridley Scott Associates (RSA) has created a 101sec film as part of the Show the Love campaign for Valentine's Day.

Emilia Fox

Police and RSPB appeal for information on shooting of protected bird

11 February 2015

Norfolk Police and RSPB appeal for information about shooting of little bustard in Norfolk in January.

Little bustard (male) in Spanish meadow

Prepare to be WOWed!

9 February 2015

The countdown is on to the re-opening of one of the best places to see birds and wildlife in Northern Ireland!

Black-tailed godwits

Pupils at Paget Primary School joined world’s biggest school wildlife survey

8 February 2015

Pupils with special needs at Paget Primary School in Erdington, Birmingham took part in the world’s biggest school wildlife survey for the very first time.

Girl doing Big Schools' Birdwatch

Record-breaking Birdfair to help save our seas

6 February 2015

Seabird conservation receives a £280,000 boost thanks to an amazing and record-breaking fundraising effort by the BirdFair team.

Balearic shearwater

Rescued chick spreads her wings

6 February 2015

White-tailed eagle sighted in Dumfries and Galloway revealed to be survivor of nest tumble.

Venus's parent overhead. Photo: Roy Dennis

RSPB creates wildflower meadow for butterflies at Stonehenge

5 February 2015

RSPB creates wildflower meadow for butterflies at Stonehenge

Common blue butterfly

On the lookout for skydancers

5 February 2015

The RSPB is asking people to keep their eye out for hen harriers

Ringtail hen harrier in flight

Weather warning for our garden birds

3 February 2015

As snow falls so does a bird’s chance of survival, says RSPB

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Local farmer demonstrates commitment to nature

3 February 2015

East County Down farmers recently attended a demonstration day to learn how they can help birds and wildlife on their land.

Yellowhammer perching in hedge

Record breaking year for RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch – but the work isn’t over yet

30 January 2015

This year was a record breaking year for Big Garden Birdwatch - but survey submissions still need to be made

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Pupils at Paget Primary School prepare to join world’s biggest school wildlife survey

28 January 2015

Pupils with special needs at Paget Primary School in Erdington, Birmingham, are all ready to take part in the world’s biggest school wildlife survey for the very first time.

Girl doing Big Schools' Birdwatch

New report shows we should all value nature, says RSPB

27 January 2015

The RSPB welcomes a new report by the Natural Capital Committee (NCC), which shows that investment in nature will support the country’s economic growth.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Funding boost to transform Aberdeenshire nature reserve

26 January 2015

RSPB Scotland awarded over £50,000 for Loch of Strathbeg facilities

Flock of pink-footed geese at dawn at the RSPB Strathbeg nature reserve

Big Garden Birdwatch can help give nature a home all year round, says RSPB Scotland

23 January 2015

World’s biggest garden wildlife survey takes place Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 January

Male house sparrow bathing in garden pond