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Get ready for Big Garden Birdwatch!

14 January 2015

The world's biggest wildlife survey is just around the corner and RSPB NI needs you to help make it the best ever!

Female house sparrow - BSBW2011

RSPB Scotland welcomes first UK prison sentence for raptor persecution

13 January 2015

George Mutch becomes the first gamekeeper in the UK imprisoned for raptor persecution.

Goshawk flying

RSPB Scotland welcomes prison sentence for convicted bird of prey killer

12 January 2015

RSPB Scotland welcomes the custodial sentence awarded at Aberdeen Sheriff Court to the convicted bird of prey killer George Mutch

Goshawk flying

World’s biggest garden wildlife survey on its way!

8 January 2015

The RSPB’s annual Big Garden Birdwatch is back on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 January 2015, giving people across Wales the chance to be part of the world’s biggest wildlife survey. Around half a million people across the UK took part in 2014 – with over 22,500 taking part from Wales. RSPB Cymru is urging more people of Wales to take part this year, making it bigger and better!

Goldfinch on branch

Last chance for objections to damaging wind farm proposals near Sanquhar

23 December 2014

RSPB Scotland is urging people in Dumfries and Galloway to have their say on plans for a damaging wind farm, before the public consultation closes on January 5, 2015.

Female hen harrier with food

From Dubai to RSPB Conwy!

23 December 2014

On Saturday 20 December 13 year old Niamh Stewart called in at the RSPB Conwy nature reserve having raised £369 for the RSPB after taking part in the amazing ‘Color Run’ in Dubai.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Put on a festive feast for garden birds this Christmas, but avoid killer turkey fat

22 December 2014

Put on a festive feast for your garden birds, but avoid leaving out killer turkey fat

Blue tit using RSPB peanut feeder

Rare beetles discovered in Scotland for first time in decades

20 December 2014

Two rare beetles have been discovered in Scotland for the first time in decades at RSPB Scotland reserves.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Don’t kill birds with kindness this Christmas

19 December 2014

The RSPB is urging people to put on a festive feast to fatten up garden birds this Christmas, but to avoid leaving out the potentially dangerous leftover contents of their Christmas dinner roasting tins.

Robin on bird table

RSPB thanks Lough Foyle farmers

19 December 2014

Thanks to the efforts of local farmers, Lough Foyle has been holding on to one of Northern Ireland’s most important populations of breeding lapwing.

Calling curlew

Great year for Lough Beg’s birds

19 December 2014

The number of threatened birds at Lough Beg outside Toomebridge has increased once again, thanks to the efforts of local farmers in partnership with the RSPB.

Redshank

Local organisations Pledge for Nature

19 December 2014

Our towns and cities are home to huge numbers of birds and other wildlife, from summer visitors like swifts and house martins to more familiar species like hedgehogs and robins.

Swift in air

Invitation to quote

18 December 2014

The RSPB wish to promote the sustainable management of peatland, and other open habitats, on forestry land in Northern Ireland, and the further restoration of these habitats under forestry, in partnership with the Northern Ireland Forest Service.

Southern Damselfly

Conservation partnership urges Minister to rethink risky goose cull

18 December 2014

Response to SNH’s announcement on the goose management strategy.

Barnacle geese at Preston Merse

Put on a festive feast for garden birds this Christmas but avoid killer turkey fat

18 December 2014

RSPB Cymru is urging people to put on a festive feast to fatten up garden birds this Christmas, but to avoid leaving out the potentially dangerous leftover contents of their Christmas dinner roasting tins.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Generous gifts for Christmas birds

18 December 2014

Fundraisers mark centenary of passenger pigeon extinction with gruelling challenges to save the turtle dove.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Rare beetle drops out of the sky at RSPB Ynys-hir!

17 December 2014

A rare beetle, called the ‘inquisitor’ has been discovered for the first time at Cwm Llyfnant, part of RSPB’s Ynys-hir reserve near Machynlleth in mid Wales.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Bringing woodlands alive at Coombes and Churnet Valley

17 December 2014

On Friday, 12 December 2014, RSPB Coombes and Churnet Valley welcomed friends who have helped to bring local woodlands alive. The RSPB, as part of the Churnet Valley Living Landscape Partnership (CVLLP) are helping to drive change in the landscape, making the Churnet Valley a better place for people, birds and wildlife.

Warden Coombes Valley

RSPB Scotland responds to new offshore windfarm research

15 December 2014

RSPB Scotland responds to new research suggesting the majority of seabirds are likely to avoid offshore windfarms.

Pair of gannets preening on Bass Rock

Nature under threat

15 December 2014

RSPB NI believes that nature in Northern Ireland is under threat from deep and broad budget cuts.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds