27 September 2016
With the nights drawing in, the RSPB and Friends of Fairhaven Lake group are teaming up for a special ‘Winter Homes’ event and are inviting visitors along to help give nature a lakeside home.
Pilot project to improve habitat of threatened wading birds completed
RSPB-led consortium submits planning application to Newark and Sherwood District Council for a new visitor centre at Sherwood Forest.
26 September 2016
Autumn is certainly on its way and at RSPB Leighton Moss nature reserve in Silverdale, that means some of its most secretive residents – the bearded reedlings, are coming out of hiding, offering visitors a greater chance of spotting these elusive birds.
As the red deer rutting season approaches, the team on the Eastern Moors in the Peak District is busy planning an array of exciting and engaging activities to help visitors get a closer look.
23 September 2016
As summer draws to a close, the Dee Estuary enters arguably its most exciting time of year due to the arrival of vast flocks of birds returning from their Arctic breeding grounds. The RSPB is inviting visitors to take part in a series of events across their Dee Estuary nature reserve to share some of the most impressive natural spectacles in this region.
21 September 2016
A £120,000 project to provide new homes for nature is nearing completion at RSPB Fen Drayton Lakes, in Cambridgeshire.
Butterfly Conservation, Plantlife, and the RSPB welcome decision to end water abstraction that threatened wildlife at Catfield Fen nature reserve.
16 September 2016
The RSPB and its partners were granted £83,700 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a new Oxford ‘Swift City’.
The RSPB has launched a search for volunteers to help children from Norfolk schools develop a passion for wildlife.
8 September 2016
People have the chance to vote to name one of six satellite tagged turtle doves, but hurry - polls close Sunday!
The RSPB is calling on nature lovers to help inspire children about wildlife as part of an ambitious schools nature project in Newcastle and Gateshead.
The RSPB is calling on nature lovers to help inspire children about wildlife as part of an ambitious schools nature project in Greater Manchester.
The RSPB is calling on nature lovers to help inspire children about wildlife as part of an ambitious schools nature project in Leeds and Bradford.
The RSPB is calling on nature lovers to help inspire children about wildlife as part of an ambitious schools nature project in Liverpool.
7 September 2016
The Ribble estuary is set to welcome back quarter of a million birds this autumn and the RSPB are running a series of special guided walks in Grannys Bay to showcase the sights and sounds of this natural spectacle.
30 August 2016
Six turtle doves are being satellite tracked from their breeding grounds in the UK to their wintering grounds in West Africa, to help scientists better understand why numbers are crashing so rapidly.
25 August 2016
The RSPB will now take on an important new role in the management of Budby South Forest from 1 August.
24 August 2016
Operation Turtle Dove is urging farmers to apply for Countryside Stewardship agreements to help the UK’s fastest declining bird
22 August 2016
For the second year running, two pairs of cranes have successfully raised three crane chicks between them at Lakenheath Fen.
During August Bank Holiday weekend, visitors to RSPB Bempton Cliffs will be given a chance to ‘hook-a-puffin’, in a twist on the traditional fairground game, at the nature reserve’s summer fete.
18 August 2016
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17 August 2016
Swift numbers have almost halved in twenty years and new nesting boxes are needed to help numbers recover as they return to the UK to breed every summer
16 August 2016
The RSPB is deeply concerned that the Secretary of State’s decision to approve the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm will lead to the unnecessary deaths of hundreds of globally important seabirds.
10 August 2016
Veolia North Thames Trust funding accelerates improvements at Rainham Marshes nature reserve, benefiting nature, local communities and visitors.
9 August 2016
Off to Europe via Eurotunnel? Say Hi to our team at the Le Shuttle Terminal and try our family activities.
8 August 2016
Ground-breaking research carried out in East Anglia uses GPS tracking technology to shed light on rare bird behaviour
One of Britain’s most threatened seabirds, the little tern, has successfully nested at the Point of Ayr on the RSPB Dee Estuary nature reserve for the second year running.
To finish off a summer of night-time adventures at RSPB Leighton Moss, visitors are invited to take part in a special bat themed walk from 7-9.15 pm on Saturday 26 August.
7 August 2016
Young scientists have discovered a new beetle at RSPB Saltholme, never before seen on the nature reserve.
4 August 2016
The UK's down to three active hen harrier nests. We're calling for urgent action to stamp out illegal persecution.
2 August 2016
Visitors to Bassenthwaite have just a few weeks left to get up close to the lake’s popular family of ospreys.
1 August 2016
A special family fun day at RSPB Hodbarrow is set to be held this month and visitors are invited to join in the celebrations.
Visitors are invited to a summer of wild activities at RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands.
28 July 2016
Warm July nights have lead to an explosion of wildlife in UK gardens
26 July 2016
Wensum Junior School has helped to celebrate the first anniversary of an educational partnership between Aldi supermarket and the RSPB by turning its grounds into a wildlife haven.
25 July 2016
‘Nature Up-close’ is a special microscope event which provides visitors with the chance to get up-close and personal with some of the special wildlife at Leighton Moss. Drop-in sessions take place on Wednesday 3 and 17 August, between 1-3 pm.
22 July 2016
Christina Hargraves is set to show her latest exhibition ‘Meadows’ at RSPB Geltsdale and visitors are invited to see her work in the gallery space at the Hallbankgate nature reserve.
Wildlife of West Canvey Marsh to get new homes as part of £250k Thames Estuary wetland project
21 July 2016
Partnership sees Aldi donate over three quarters of a million pounds to RSPB
20 July 2016
From this Saturday, visitors to RSPB Strumpshaw Fen nature reserve will be able to hire one of twelve new bikes to explore the wildlife of the Broads.
18 July 2016
This summer, the RSPB is coming to the aid of parents hoping to keep their family entertained by offering free wildlife activities throughout parks in Norwich.
Visitors to Malham have just two weeks left to get up close to the Cove’s popular pair of peregrine falcons.
13 July 2016
Operation Turtle Dove has renewed its appeal for help to save species in light of evidence of continuing decline
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.
12 July 2016
This summer, Norfolk has become home to the largest UK breeding colony of little terns, a rare seabird which travels from West Africa to breed on the UK coast each year.
Butterfly reintroduction project reaches new milestone
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.
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 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.
6 July 2016
Kick-off the summer holidays in style at Saltholme’s Woolly Weekend, 16 & 17 July.
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.
4 July 2016
Visitors to Manchester city centre have just two weeks left to get up close to the cities’ popular pair of peregrine falcons
1 July 2016
The future is looking bright for the famous osprey chick at Bassenthwaite Lake, following a recent health check.
28 June 2016
Two RSPB reserves are the first in England to benefit from a special international award recognising the high quality of their starry night skies.
27 June 2016
A pair of rare hen harriers are breeding at RSPB Geltsdale, the nature conservation charity can reveal.
With National Meadows Day just around the corner, the Eastern Moors Partnership are hosting ‘Meadows, Wings and Pretty Things’, a special event in celebration of ancient wildflower meadows and the wildlife that calls them home.
Summer is well underway at RSPB Leighton Moss with the emergence of some very special residents – the first young marsh harriers of the season have taken to the skies and visitors are invited to watch them in action.
Haringey pupils have been inspired and impressed by the brave annual migration of Scotland's phalaropes to Peru and back.
22 June 2016
Teenagers from the RSPB’s East Yorkshire Phoenix Group celebrated the group’s 20th birthday earlier this month, with a trip to RSPB Bempton Cliffs.
RSPB Saltholme today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence.
21 June 2016
This month, travellers on Abelio Greater Anglia trains on the Norwich to Ely route could catch a glimpse of cranes, one of the UK’s rarest birds.
20 June 2016
Visitors with mobility impairments now have greater access to RSPB Leighton Moss nature reserve thanks to the funding of a new Tramper.
17 June 2016
Stone-curlew success as chicks begin hatching in the Brecks & record number nest on Suffolk Coast
15 June 2016
The two chicks of popular Malham peregrines have taken their first flights from the nest and are delighting visitors to the cove.
14 June 2016
The residents of Mallard Court care home, in Bridlington, have created their own Puffin Muffins for a competition being held by RSPB Bempton Cliffs, to raise awareness of the plight of the puffin.
New data reveals further declines in sightings of some of our most familiar and favourite garden species
Londoners have revealed hedgehogs do live in London, albeit in just 6% of gardens, while squirrels and foxes dominate.
10 June 2016
Unfortunately the famous Manchester peregrines have not laid any eggs this year, the RSPB has confirmed.
9 June 2016
Dramatic weather didn’t dampen the spirits of VIP visitors to RSPB Bempton Cliffs last week, who experienced the award-winning nature reserve on a very wild, un-June-like day.
3 June 2016
On a visit to RSPB Rainham Marshes nature reserve PM David Cameron says nature's safer in Europe.
1 June 2016
Holy Island and Lowick First schools have been doing their bit for breeding shorebirds by helping make handcrafted model little terns as part of the Northumberland Little Tern project.
An individual has received a police caution after admitting responsibility for setting three pole traps on a grouse shooting estate inside the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
27 May 2016
It’s National Volunteering Week and the team at RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands, near Neston are appealing for your help.
26 May 2016
RSPB launches new project, funded by supermarket Aldi, aimed at revealing the wild side of the City and to bring families across Newcastle and Gateshead closer to nature
RSPB launches new project, funded by supermarket Aldi, aimed at revealing the wild side of the City and to bring families across Greater Manchester closer to nature
RSPB launches new project, funded by supermarket Aldi, aimed at revealing the wild side of Merseyside and to bring local families closer to nature
RSPB launches new project, funded by supermarket Aldi, aimed at revealing the wild side of the City and to bring families across Leeds closer to nature
25 May 2016
People of all ages are being invited to delve into the wonderful world of mini-beasts this half term at RSPB Fairburn Ings, and discover a range of fascinating bugs both in and out of the water.
As part of National Volunteering Week, the Eastern Moors Partnership is inviting people of all ages to join them in the peak district to get their hands dirty and have a go at a range of volunteering activities.
Ever wondered what could be seen with eyesight as powerful as Superman’s? Now young visitors to RSPB Bempton Cliffs can get an idea of what it would be like to have super-vision by using the nature reserve’s powerful new digital microscopes.
24 May 2016
Spring is in full flow, and summer is just around the corner with schools soon breaking up for half term. At RSPB Saltholme there are lots of activities for children and families to do – no matter what the weather.
23 May 2016
The RSPB and Friends of the Estuary are teaming up for the BBC Springwatch ‘Do Something Great’ campaign with a beach clean on Grannys Bay, Fairhaven Lake.
19 May 2016
Avocets, the black and white, long-legged birds with uniquely upturned beaks – and emblem of the RSPB - have just hatched chicks at RSPB Saltholme.
Visitors to the East Yorkshire coast are being offered a fantastic opportunity to get a close up view of a family of peregrine falcons, thanks to the RSPB and Scarborough Borough Council.
18 May 2016
Take a walk on the wild side this May half-term and admire nature’s new arrivals. The team at RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands is inviting visitors to have fun taking part in two seasonal quiz trails around the nature reserve and join in a day of wildflower-themed activities.
17 May 2016
RSPB project will return land to its natural beauty creating a wildlife haven the size of 190 football pitches at Hesketh Out Marsh East in Lancashire
16 May 2016
Following a recent visit to RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Kevin Hollinrake MP, has become a species champion for the puffin to help raise awareness of the plight of this endangered seabird.
The popular RSPB Spring Fair event is set to return to the Ribble Discovery Centre at Fairhaven Lake this May Bank Holiday and visitors of all ages are invited to join in the fun.
13 May 2016
RSPB asking members of the public to help it find new Montagu's harrier nesting areas by reporting sighting to hotline
11 May 2016
The RSPB is inviting Yorkshire Coast visitors the chance to immerse themselves in the wonders of nature with awe inspiring views of the rugged Yorkshire coastline, by hopping aboard a unique cruise experience.
RSPB Blacktoft Sands is inviting people along to the reserve on the Humber Estuary to help welcome two new special members of the team: Splat and Theo.
After more than 35 years stuck behind a private sea wall, more than 154 hectares of land (380 acres) is being returned to the Ribble Estuary, providing a valuable home for wildlife in Lancashire, as well as bolstering flood defences in the face of rising sea levels.
RSPB asks people to keep an eye out for the UK's rarest breeding bird of prey
9 May 2016
Special hand-painted models of little terns are being used on the Suffolk coast to help conserve one of the area’s rarest birds this summer.
5 May 2016
From deciduous ancient oak groves to dense pine forests, colourful autumn woodlands to bright spring green glades: there’s no doubt woodlands hold a special place in the hearts and minds of the British public.
Thanks to nearly £1 million funding from WREN (see note 1), the RSPB has purchased an area of land equivalent to around 100 football pitches in the Broads National Park, and has plans to transform it into a vital and vibrant new wetland home for vulnerable wildlife.
3 May 2016
Local business Mick George Ltd has helped create a new ‘visitor hub’ at RSPB Fen Drayton Lakes nature reserve.
27 April 2016
Nature conservation organisation, the RSPB, is calling on farmers in Bowland to give a home to nesting curlews.
Flocks of swifts are expected to fill the sky over the coming days