This week at the RSPB
Saving a bird on the brink
Turtle doves, were once a familiar sight and sound of summer before a huge population decline put them on the brink of disappearing from our countryside. But with the help of conservation organisations, farmers, land managers and people like you, we’re hoping to turn the tide.
Need a hand with bird ID?
If you've spotted a bird while out and about, but aren't quite sure what it is - why not use our handy bird ID tool? The RSPB bird identifier lists 406 species of birds found in the UK, including some rare overseas visitors.
Nature's Calendar: May
And just like that, it’s May. It’s been a glorious start to spring, with many plants flowering earlier than previous years. But who can we expect to spot in our gardens and countryside this month?
More from the RSPB
Enjoy an open day at RSPB Hope Farm
Join us on Sunday 12 June as we share the secrets of wildlife-friendly farming at Hope Farm. With activities including tractor rides, bird ringing and bug expeditions, as well as local arts, crafts and produce for sale, and expert talks, it’s sure to be a fun and fascinating day for all.
Which birdsong is that?
Wouldn't it be great to identify a bird just from its song alone? To help, we've created a bird song ID playlist with some of the common birds you'll find in and around your garden or local area.
How we can save our swifts
They’ve screamed us into summer for millennia – but now they’re vanishing from our skies. Author Nicola Chester looks at the decline in swifts and how we can make a difference.