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Gardeners of West Sussex control the future volume of the dawn chorus

26 March 2015

January’s Big Garden Birdwatch highlights the importance of West Sussex’s gardens to the future of house sparrows, starlings and blue tits.

Great tit

Surrey gardeners key to boosting threatened birds

26 March 2015

January’s Big Garden Birdwatch highlights the importance of Surrey’s gardens to the future of house sparrows, starlings and blue tits

Juvenile blue tit sitting in a bird bath

Gardeners of the garden of England key to birds’ recovery

26 March 2015

January’s Big Garden Birdwatch highlights the importance of Kent’s gardens to the future of house sparrows, starlings and blue tits

Blackbird behind flowers

Hampshire’s gardens are the new conservation front line

26 March 2015

January’s Big Garden Birdwatch highlights the importance of Hampshire’s gardens to the future of house sparrows, starlings and blue tits

Juvenile house sparrow profile

Birdwatch highlights the importance of East Sussex’s gardens for birds

26 March 2015

January’s Big Garden Birdwatch highlight the importance of East Sussex’s gardens to the future of house-sparrows, starlings and blue tits

Male house sparrow about to land

Berkshire’s gardens more important for birds than ever

26 March 2015

January’s Big Garden Birdwatch results highlight the importance of Berkshire’s gardens to the future of house-sparrows, starlings and blue tits

Blue tit finds nesting material

London’s gardens more important than ever

26 March 2015

London's Big Garden Birdwatch has highlighted the importance of private gardens to the future of some of our favourite birds.

House sparrows on feeder

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch results: Fewer finches visiting our gardens

26 March 2015

But visits to gardens made by wrens, robins and blackbirds up from last year.

Male greenfinch perched on blossom

Sing a song of sixpence: Blackbirds top of the class again in RSPB’s Big Schools’ Birdwatch

26 March 2015

A record breaking year for Big Schools' Birdwatch

Male blackbird sitting on grass

The coast comes to life this Easter as Springwatch special comes to RSPB Bempton Cliffs

26 March 2015

BBC Springwatch at Easter returns to an RSPB reserve

Puffin with sandeels in beak

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch results: fewer finches visiting our gardens

26 March 2015

The RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch was once again revealed some exciting and interesting changes among our most popular garden birds

Male greenfinch perched on blossom

Your Valley needs you!

24 March 2015

Staff at RSPB Sandwell Valley nature reserve are looking to the local community for help. Most people local to the reserve know by now that a brand new visitor centre, with the best views in the valley, will be opening this summer.

Artists participating in Silverdale and Arnside Art and Craft Trail

Eggy madness at Coombes Valley this Easter

20 March 2015

RSPB Coombes Valley Nature Reserve, near Leek, is hosting an Easter trail for the Easter holidays; it’s an opportunity for you and your family to come and discover woodland in a fun way.

Empty blackbird eggshell

UK Government's intention to create marine protected area around Pitcairn is 'visionary'

18 March 2015

The Government's intention to create a marine protected area around Pitcairn is a massive boost for wildlife conservation in the UK's Overseas Territories

Henderson petrel

Barratt Developments and the RSPB breathe (wild)life in to new build housing

18 March 2015

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

Hedgehog sign

The search for skydancers sparks into life

18 March 2015

The RSPB re-launch the Hen Harrier Hotline to search for the rare birds

Female hen harrier in flight

BOB gets a vote from Westbourne Change Opinion

18 March 2015

The RSPB's Vote for Bob campaign long listed in Westbourne100 Change Opinion Awards

Bob at Westminster

Nature: This general election’s missing issue?

18 March 2015

The National Trust, RSPB and The Wildlife Trusts are calling on people across the West Country to put nature at the heart of debate in the run up to May’s General Election and encourage candidates to support nature. Together the three charities have produced South West Nature 2015 - a new website that details landscapes, wildlife and the issues these face, across all 55 Westminster constituencies in the south west.

Lapwing - adult female in breeding habitat pasture

Fake birds used to boost seabird population

11 March 2015

Fake birds are being placed on newly created habitat to boost numbers of breeding little terns at Langstone Harbour.

Langstone Harbour Decoy

Songbirds killed on British military base in Cyprus reaches record

9 March 2015

900,000 songbirds were slaughtered on a British military base in Cyprus, here is our reaction

Illegally trapped robin on limestick, Cyprus

New homes for nature in the heart of Birmingham and the Black Country

6 March 2015

Tools and diggers and are finally being put to bed as a project at RSPB Sandwell Valley to create larger, wilder areas for the benefit of nature and people in the heart of Birmingham and the Black Country successfully draws to a close in time for the onslaught of Spring.

Southern Hawker Dragonfly

New research provides farmers with techniques to help turtle dove recovery

3 March 2015

New research could provide turtle doves with extra food, giving hope to their recovery.

Turtle dove standing on grass

Bristol, European Green Capital 2015, hosts key Nature and Wellbeing Summit

27 February 2015

A Nature and Wellbeing Summit will be hosted in Bristol next week as a part of the city's year as European Green Captial

Kids using binoculars outside Kelvingrove Museum

Celebrating 30-year partnership to save stone-curlews in the Brecks

26 February 2015

30 years of joint conservation work has turned around the fortunes of stone-curlews in the Brecks

Two stone-curlews on a stone-curlew plot

Seriously injured buzzard discovered on Yorkshire estate

26 February 2015

Police and RSPB issue joint appeal following the discovery of a injured buzzard

Buzzard in field

Seriously injured buzzard discovered on Yorkshire estate

26 February 2015

Humberside Police and the RSPB are appealing for information following the discovery of a buzzard that had sustained injuries consistent with illegal trapping

Buzzard taking off

Look to the skies with RSPB Saltholme

25 February 2015

RSPB Saltholme is celebrating Europe's biggest solar eclipse for 16 years with a very special event.

RSPB Saltholme Visitor Centre & bare branches silhouetted against a wintery sky

RSPB secures Peak District wildlife for future generations

25 February 2015

The RSPB has signed a deal with water company United Utilities that will help secure the long-term future for nature in the Peak District National Park.

Dovestones Reservoir from Alphin Hill

Northumberland volunteers needed to protect rare seabird

24 February 2015

Nature-loving volunteers in Northumberland are needed this summer to help reverse the fortunes of one of the UK’s rarest seabirds.

Little tern chicks

Game farm owner found guilty of pole trap offence

17 February 2015

The owner of Westfield Farm, Cropton, North Yorkshire, has been found guilty of permitting the use of a pole trap on the farm on 11 June 2014, and has been fined £4,000 at Scarborough Magistrates’ Court

Illegal pole trap Westfield farm, Cropton, North Yorkshire, 11 June 2014

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

GNaH sign

Help tackle the housing crisis during National Nest Box Week

14 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 ahead of the bird nesting season.

Nestbox building

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.

Aerial view of Lodge Hill, Kent

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

Share the love this National Nest Box Week at RSPB Saltholme

12 February 2015

Saturday the 14 February is not only the most romantic day of the year, but it’s also the start of National Nest Box Week.

Nestbox on tree

Time to spring into action with a day of fun in the Mersey Valley

12 February 2015

Prepare for the arrival of spring and join the RSPB and Manchester City Council for a spring-themed Discovery Day in the Mersey Valley this month.

Children looking at an insect

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

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.

Children 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

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

5 February 2015

A record number of people took part during the weekend of the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch with over 115,000 survey submissions and incredible four million birds counted over two days.

Fieldfare in frosty bush

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

Female hen harrier in flight

Goldilocks and the Three Binoculars

30 January 2015

There is no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to binoculars and telescopes. You need to look through them, feel the weight and understand how they work to find the right pair for you.

Man and boy using binoculars

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

Fieldfare in frosty bush

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.

Children 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.

View of Calvert Jubilee reserve

Dog Walkers take a lead in protecting ground nesting birds

26 January 2015

RSPB Farnham Heath’s recruiting Dog Ambassadors. They’ll urge responsible dog owners to keep dogs on leads in the bird-breeding season.

Man walking dog

Get down and dirty at RSPB Saltholme

26 January 2015

Next Monday is World Wetlands day and to celebrate, RSPB Saltholme is inviting people along to take part in a day of practical volunteering.

RSPB Phoenix group on reserve walk, RSPB Saltholme nature reserve

Life through a lens with RSPB Fairburn Ings

26 January 2015

Nature spotting can be great fun and very exciting, but unfortunately wildlife isn’t always willing to stand close enough for us all to get a good look - this is where binoculars and telescopes come in handy.

Children watching ospreys at the British Birdwatching Fair, Rutland Water

Big Garden Birdwatchers should 'look at their gardens through the eyes of a bird', says the RSPB

23 January 2015

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

Great spotted woodpecker male bird, perched on a branch in garden

Take to the hills this winter!

20 January 2015

Grab those walking boots: it’s time to blast away the cobwebs and stroll off all that Christmas chocolate. Check out these amazing RSPB sites for the best Northern winter walks.

Mountain hare running down hillside

Get involved and count the wildlife that’s counting on you!

20 January 2015

Join us for the 36th annual Big Garden Birdwatch from 24-25 January 2015. All you need is a pencil, a piece of paper and an hour of spare time during the weekend.

Goldfinches feeding from a garden feeder

Make a resolution to try volunteering in 2015

8 January 2015

As another New Year looms, and everyone starts thinking about making New Year’s resolutions, the Eastern Moors Partnership is encouraging people to try their hand at volunteering by holding ‘volunteer taster days’ in January.

Primary school coppicing at Lime Kiln Wood

Take some time to go wild outside

8 January 2015

Have you ever been out walking and stumbled across an unexpected sign of life? Not an old sweet wrapper or a dropped glove, but a mark left behind by curious adventurers.

Boy with muddy hands

Police Commissioner fund helps protect Northumberland wildlife sanctuary

6 January 2015

A community fund, set up by Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird QC, has awarded the RSPB a grant of £2,000 to help prevent wildlife crime at its Coquet Island reserve.

Aerial view of RSPB Coquet Island nature reserve