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House sparrows swoop in to top Big Garden Birdwatch survey

27 March 2014

Back in January almost half a million people across the UK, including more than 12,000 in Northern Ireland, took part in the biggest wildlife survey in the world organised by the RSPB.

Male house sparrow about to land

Local councillor votes for Lough Beg

5 March 2014

As a native of Bellaghy, County Derry, the wonderful scenery and varied wildlife of Lough Beg are close to Caoimhe O’Neill’s heart.

Wet grassland at Lough Beg, Northern Ireland

Green coalition urges Executive to bridge funding gap

28 February 2014

A number of leading environmental organisations have joined forces to urge the Northern Ireland Executive to provide vital funding to support farmers and the wildlife on their land.

Stormont and surrounding woodland

What do Fermanagh's wetlands mean to you?

27 February 2014

What do you value most about Fermanagh’s wetlands? That’s what RSPB Northern Ireland and its partners are hoping to discover at a workshop on Tuesday, 4 March in Enniskillen.

Silhouetted rushes

Spring into volunteering!

25 February 2014

The first signs of spring have already sprung – delicate snowdrops are out in full bloom, birds are busy collecting cosy nesting materials and it’s wonderful to see a little stretch in the evenings.

Wren with nest building materials in beak

Giving nature a home at Garron

3 February 2014

Northern Ireland Water, RSPB Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) are working in partnership to protect and restore almost 2000 hectares of peatland at Garron Plateau in the Antrim Hills.

Female hen harrier in flight helps to give corncrake a home on Rathlin Island

23 January 2014

Finance company has donated a generous sum to help continue funding of the “Give corncrake a home” project on Rathlin Island.

Captive corncrake, part of reintroduction programme, RSPB Nene Washes nature reserve

CAP offers little hope for wildlife friendly farmers

17 January 2014

RSPB NI has responded to a Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) consultation on the future of farm payments in Northern Ireland.

Stubble and straw bales after harvest

Count the birds that are counting on you!

14 January 2014

It will be all eyes to the skies on 25 and 26 January for the RSPB’s annual Big Garden Birdwatch and the charity is urging everyone in Northern Ireland to set aside just one hour to participate in this fun, free and important activity.

Goldfinch on branch

RSPB Northern Ireland’s position on the Rural Development Transfer

7 January 2014

The decision not to transfer any funds to Rural Development to the benefit of Northern Ireland’s rural communities and the environment is at best a missed opportunity, and at worst a complete disaster.

Hope Farm, Cambridgeshire