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Local MP becomes Puffin Champion at RSPB Bempton Cliffs

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.

Puffin with sandeels in beak

Corncrake calls on Rathlin Island

9 May 2016

The distinctive crex-crex call of the corncrake has been heard on Rathlin Island for just the second time in 17 years.

Corncrake calling

Tune in to a Dawn Chorus with a difference!

28 April 2016

Join BBC Radio Ulster presenter Annie-Marie McAleese and Dr Kendrew Colhoun from RSPB NI on International Dawn Chorus Day (Sunday 1 May) as they link up with radio colleagues in RTÉ and across Europe to celebrate this ornithological opera.

Male great spotted woodpecker pecking tree

Wake up to the sound of spring!

19 April 2016

At this time of year we can enjoy one of nature’s miracles every morning: the finest sopranos, tenors and baritones warming up their voices for the greatest concert on earth - the dawn chorus.

Robin singing from branch

The search for swift surveyors!

14 April 2016

Any day now some special summer visitors will be winging their way to Northern Ireland.

Swift hunting insects

Have you seen a red kite?

14 April 2016

RSPB NI is calling on the public to help build a clearer picture of the country’s red kite population.

Red kite in flight

Starlings are top of the tree in NI wildlife survey

31 March 2016

The results of the RSPB’s annual Big Garden Birdwatch survey have been released today (31 March) and reveal some interesting information about our local feathered friends.

Adult starling on bird feeder

Visitors set to flock to Rathlin West Light Seabird Centre!

15 February 2016

Excitement is building for the re-opening of one of Northern Ireland’s most iconic tourist destinations, the Rathlin West Light Seabird Centre.

Puffin with wings outstretched, about to land

Show a little love to our feathered friends

12 February 2016

This Valentine’s Day, show a little love to our feathered friends!

Count the birds that are counting on you!

22 January 2016

RSPB Northern Ireland is encouraging local people to take part in the world’s biggest wildlife survey on 30/31 January.