The beautiful landscapes and habitats of Northern Ireland are home to some fantastic wildlife. You can soak up views of waterbirds, barn owls, red squirrels and maybe a pine marten at some of our nature reserves. We can guarantee you a scenic walk at all of them. If you look up, you might see a red kite soaring overhead – we're bringing these majestic birds of prey back to our skies as part of our work in Northern Ireland.
9 May 2013
The RSPB is asking people in the south Down area to report suspected breeding of red kites. The Northern Ireland Red Kite Reintroduction Project saw 80 red kite chicks released in Castlewellan Forest between 2008 and 2010, and in 2010 the first red kite chicks to be born here in over 200 years took to the skies. Currently, it is estimated that in 2012 there were only 13 breeding pairs of red kites in Northern Ireland.
9 April 2013
Farmers across Northern Ireland have been entering 2013’s competition since it launched earlier this year, but today the RSPB NI is reminding those who’ve yet to throw their hat into the ring to do so before it’s too late. With applications only being accepted until Thursday 18 April, the race is on to find the UK’s top wildlife friendly farmer.
9 April 2013
Staff at the B&Q ‘You can do it’ centre yesterday helped pupils from Priory College and RSPB volunteers making nestboxes for one of our rarest breeding seabirds-the roseate tern.
Pupils and RSPB volunteers learned from the B&Q staff about the best materials, crafty techniques and skills to make bespoke 5 star nestboxes that are water tight, ensuring chicks are kept warm and dry throughout our unpredictable summer weather.
Northern Ireland Headquarters
Belvoir Park Forest
Tel: 028 9049 1547