The latest news from the RSPB.

Latest news

Bird ‘backpacks’ to uncover swift secrets

30 June 2016

In a science first, the RSPB Centre for Conservation Science is going to tag swifts in N Ireland with special GPS backpacks to understand more about their foraging habits

Flying swift

Record-breaking bird inspires musical masterpiece

27 June 2016

Today, more than 2000 children will perform a special piece of music inspired by one of Britain’s rarest breeding birds

Upland wader facing extinction needs a home in the North Pennines

18 June 2016

With their beautiful bubbling song and long down-curved bills, curlews are a much-loved and integral part of the upland landscapes of Northern England during the spring and summer months. However, this wading bird is in serious trouble and could become extinct in a generation unless urgent action is taken.

Curlew profile