On these pages you can read the latest nature and wildlife articles from the RSPB.
Avocets reach record numbers
Avocets are a symbol of conservation success, which is why they’re on our logo.
Even though spotting animals at night is sometimes very difficult, even the stealthiest beasts can leave clues behind.
Birds and berries
The intricate relationship between birds and berries has developed into a mutual dependence for survival.
Why birds flock together
How do birds manage to fly so closely together without colliding, and what are the benefits of doing so?
Why do trees change colour?
Trees are the stars of the show in autumn, with glorious colours and shedding leaves. But why does this happen?
How do baby birds survive?
Although young birds in your garden being fed by attentive adults might look cute, life is far from easy for birds.
Dining out - in your garden
Now is the perfect time to start feeding your garden birds to help with their need for nutritious, high-energy food.
Preparing for migration
Before setting off on their long journey south in the autumn, the many summer birds that visit the UK must prepare.
For birds, spring starts here
When the weather is cold, grey and miserable, it can be hard to imagine when winter will end and spring will begin.
Home, sweet home
Birds only spend a small part of their year building nests, and yet they instinctively build it to a unique design.
Iconic birds soar higher
Scotland's breeding population of white-tailed eagles has risen dramatically.
Jewels in the crown
The RSPB's latest appeal concerns birds of prey. Just what is it that makes them so special?
Long distance migration
At this time of year, you could liken the UK’s skies to the airspace around a busy airport.
Nature's greatest mums
Where would the natural world be without brilliant mums? We celebrate nature’s most nurturing and intuitive supermums.
New feathers, please
Moulting is a process of shedding and regrowing feathers. Adult birds are growing new, warm feathers for the winter.
Enjoy a seabird spectacular
Our coasts play host to some of the biggest and best seabird colonies in the world.
Raise a glass to corncrakes
Corncrakes, one of Scotland's rarest breeding birds, migrate from Africa to Scotland every summer to breed.
Seal pups - winter beach babies
Autumn and winter is when most female grey seals haul themselves ashore to give birth.
Sparrowhawks and songbirds
It is a misconception that sparrowhawks control the number of songbirds- the reverse is in fact true.
The dramatic transformation of tadpoles into frogs or toads has to be one of nature’s most remarkable achievements.
The 10 best things about summer
Our team have picked out their favourite things about summer, from moths and meadows to thunderstorms and swimming!
The voices of spring
During the spring and early summer, it's not just the milk van that will wake you early - it's dawn chorus time again.
Houses for harvest mice
Old tennis balls are being put to use in an unusual way by one of our country’s cutest critters.
Watching at the dragon's den
Dragonflies are stunning insects, reaching speeds of up to 36km per hour. Watching their world unfold is breathtaking.
What do birds do in winter?
Winter is a great time to watch birds flocking together. Their survival skills are tested as food becomes scarce.
What do birds eat at Christmas?
Winter is a difficult time of year for birds, the days are short and the nights are cold.
Where to see seabirds
Visit the coast in late spring and you’ll find the cliffs are teeming with noisy seabirds.
Jewellery which helps wildlife
A life-long love of nature has inspired Alex Monroe’s latest jewellery collection, created especially for the RSPB.
Meet the basking shark
The second-biggest shark in the world has returned to UK waters. But don’t worry, it’s harmless.
Our Notes on Nature blog
What do you want to pass on to the next generation?
Guest blog by Miranda Krestovnikoff This week, 9 to 13 September, is Remember a Charity in your Will Week. It’s a good time to talk about how we can make a positive difference through the simple act of leaving a legacy. If I could pass on something w...Posted 10/09/2019 by Ellen N
An hour for nature: make it one to remember
When it comes to the Big Garden Birdwatch, the beauty of it is that it’s super simple. That’s the key – but there are still ways you can make the experience your own. First of all, it doesn’t have to be a big GARDEN birdwatch! You can wrap up warm an...Posted 09/01/2018 by Katie Fuller
Simple steps: how to take part in Big Garden Birdwatch
Joining in with the Big Garden Birdwatch isn’t just a really fun thing to do: it’s really easy too! Here are some simple steps you can take to really get the best out of it – for you, for us and for nature. Decide on a good place to spend an hour wat...Posted 02/01/2018 by Kevin Middleton
Ways to make your garden as bird-friendly as possible
Most people know that an easy way to attract birds to your garden is to put out some food. But have you thought about other ways to make your outside space more bird-friendly? To create a true bird paradise, you have to play the long game. We’re talk...Posted 20/12/2017 by JonB