We are thrilled to announce that thanks to you, our supporters, we have been able to purchase Broubster Leans as an RSPB nature reserve. This beautiful wetland is teeming with life, and it is an important habitat for breeding wading birds. Thank you for your generosity - we couldn't have done it without you. We must now maintain and enhance the reserve to protect the special wildlife there.
Some places are magical, aren't they? Broubster Leans in Caithness is one of them. It's on the very edge of the UK, the northernmost tip of mainland Scotland, and it's a precious natural resource that we are passionate about protecting.
Broubster Leans has been influenced for centuries by farming activities. This has made the Leans the rich and varied habitat it is today and the perfect home for so many important and vulnerable species of wildlife.
Your gift today can help us continue to manage one of the most important areas of wetland in the UK.
What do we hope to achieve?
Help us save Broubster Leans.
We have now purchased 197 hectares (487 acres) of this precious resource and we can protect this wonderful wetland, with its delicate balance of farmland, rough land and wetland – forever.
Broubster Leans will allow us to work closely with local farmers, helping make not just the RSPB's land but the surrounding area a welcoming environment where some of our most amazing wildlife can find a home and thrive.
Help us protect Broubster Leans and the beautiful and varied wildlife that live here. Many of our best-loved species depend on these wetlands – protect this landscape and protect their homes.
With your help we need to raise
Why we need your help
- we will use money raised to maintain and enhance the wonderful, rich patchwork and tapestry of wildlife habitats
- we will keep the area an important place for breeding wading birds and help reverse their decline in Scotland
- we need to reverse the effects of inappropriate forest plantations - waders are unlikely to breed near tall trees and we need to take out those trees where they are in the wrong place
3 ways to donate
You can donate by secure online form, by telephone or by post.
1. Secure online form
Donating online is easy and ensures that more of your money is used for conservation.
2. By telephone
Our Membership Services team can also take donations over the phone.
01767 693 680
9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday
3. By post
We can accept donations by cheque too. Please make cheques payable to The RSPB and send them to:
Broubster Leans appeal