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Join the RSPB

Be part of something bigger this summer

The threats to the natural world are huge. But when we work together there’s hope – for wildlife and for us. Join 1.2 million members who are helping to protect wildlife and the special places they live. This summer, your membership is your pass to new adventures.

Explore some of the UK’s most treasured landscapes and seek out some of our most iconic wildlife with unlimited free access into 170 nature reserves.


Our Welcome Pack will help you get the most out of your membership. Four times a year we will also send you our award-winning magazine crammed full of features about the wildlife and wild places you love.


As a thank you for helping us protect nature, adult and family members can also get a free copy of either the RSPB Handbook of British Birds or the RSPB Handbook of Garden Wildlife*.


*Please note, joining gifts can only be sent to UK addresses, and may occasionally be substituted if demand is high.

Help protect nature and wildlife

Step foot into 170 nature reserves for free

Get closer to nature with our award-winning magazine

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you've still got questions, we've got answers. Please read through our FAQs below.

What different types of membership are there? chevron-down

There are:

  • Individual memberships for one adult aged 18 or over
  • Couple memberships for two adults living at the same address
  • Family memberships for up to two adults and all children aged under 19, at one address
  • Wildlife Explorer memberships for one child under 19
  • Wildlife Explorer memberships for all children under 19 at one address
How can I pay? chevron-down

The easiest ways to pay are online by:

Direct Debit

Payment can be made annually or monthly, direct from your bank account.

Credit Card

You can pay by Visa, Mastercard or Maestro, with the full annual amount being charged to your card within a few days of completing the form.

If you would like to pay another way you can phone us on (01767 693680.)

Do you offer discounted/concessionary membership rates? chevron-down

We don’t offer discounts or concessions, but our membership is flexible, so you can choose how much you pay and how often. For example, an adult membership starts from £5 a month, to cover membership costs and still provide income to help us protect wildlife and nature.

How can I change my contact details? chevron-down

If you have an online account you can update your contact details (address, email, mobile and telephone numbers) and how you hear from us online at

If you do not have an online account or wish to make any other amends, you can call us on 01767 693680 or email

Can I buy membership if I am under 16? chevron-down

If you are under 16 you need the consent of a family member or guardian to sign up.

If you want to join with one or more adults, the family membership is the best option.

If you want to join on your own, you can ask a family member or guardian to complete the online form. Or you can print a joining form and ask your family member or guardian to complete it and post it back to us.

What will you do with my personal information? chevron-down

Whenever you provide personal information, we follow UK Data Protection legislation and Internet best practice to protect it. Further details can be found on our Privacy and security page.

What start date should I choose for gift membership? chevron-down

If it is a gift for a special occasion, just use the occasion date as the start date.


If you choose to have the pack sent straight to the new member, it will be sent 10 working days before the membership start date to ensure it arrives in time.


If you choose to have the pack sent to you, we will send it as soon as possible and it will arrive within 10 working days.


When it is time for the membership to be renewed, a note will be sent to the person who paid for the gift. If there is no response, then a renewal note will be sent to the new member(s).


Gift memberships can be set up for adults or children.

When will the membership pack arrive? chevron-down

If you are joining as a new member, the pack should arrive in approximately 10 working days.


If you are giving membership as a gift, you will be offered the choice of having the membership pack sent either to your address or directly to the new member’(s’) address.

  • If the pack is sent to you, it will be posted immediately and should arrive in around 10 working days.
  • If it is sent to the new member, it will be posted 10 working days before the membership start date.

New member packs sent to international addresses will be despatched as above, but delivery dates will vary depending upon the destination.

Postage costs are included in the membership fee.

When will I receive my free gift? chevron-down

The free gift is enclosed in the Membership pack.

Unfortunately, we can no longer send membership gifts as part of the New Member Welcome Pack, outside of the UK.

Joining gifts are only for adult and family memberships and may occasionally be substituted for an alternative gift when demand is high.

Can I join the RSPB from overseas? chevron-down

Yes! Membership packs will be despatched as normal but delivery times will vary depending upon the destination.

Unfortunately we are no longer able to send membership gifts as part of the New Member Welcome Pack, outside of the UK.

Need help?

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