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Lapwing Vanellus vanellus, amongst grass

Tayside Wader Survey

The Tayside Wader Survey will provide information on the distribution of five species of breeding waders.

Farmland Grassland Wetland Scotland Advocacy Species protection
RSPB Hope Farm, Cambridgeshire, England

Testing new farmland solutions to reverse farmland bird decline

Working with government and farmers to test new farming solutions to reverse the decline of farmland birds.

Farmland Corn bunting Skylark Starling Turtle dove Yellowhammer England Wales Agriculture Identifying problems Research
Curlew Numenius arquata standing on hill in front of lake

The Antrim Hills breeding wader programme

Breeding wader populations throughout the country have declined rapidly.

Farmland Upland Curlew Lapwing Redshank Snipe Northern Ireland Advocacy
Spoon-billed sandpiper chick

The Birdfair/RSPB Research Fund for Endangered Birds

RSPB awards small grants to help the world's rarest birds.

UK International International species UK species Research
Adult male Cirl bunting, Emberiza cirlus. RSPB Cirl Bunting Project. Devon, England. July

The Cirl Bunting Project

Cirl buntings were once widespread and common, but in recent years, they have become rare.

Farmland Cirl bunting Labrador Bay England Advocacy Site protection Species protection
St Bees Head RSPB reserve, aerial view

The Colourful Coast Project

The chough has been chosen as a flagship species for this project because of its past association with St. Bees.

Farmland Grassland Heathland Marine and intertidal Chough St Bees Head England Advocacy
Yellowhammer perched on a yellow flower calling

The Dyfi, Dysynni, Mawddach Yellowhammer Project

Across the UK the yellowhammer population has fallen by 54 per cent between 1970 and 1998.

Farmland Yellowhammer Wales Advocacy
Causeymire Wind Farm, Achkeepster, Caithness, Highland region, Scotland

The effects of wind farms on upland birds

When wind farms are built in upland areas, we need to understand how these birds will respond.

Upland Buzzard Curlew Dunlin Golden plover Greenshank Hen harrier Kestrel Lapwing Meadow pipit Oystercatcher Red grouse Skylark Snipe Stonechat Wheatear White-tailed eagle Scotland Norway Climate change Identifying problems Upland Research
 Wind Farm on Slieve Rushen, Co, Fermanagh

The Energy Futures project

Climate change is one of the greatest long-term threats to wildlife.

England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales Climate change Protected areas Research
A river in the Gola Forest, Sierra Leone,

The Gola Rainforest: Sierra Leone's first rainforest national park

The RSPB has the opportunity to work in some of the most amazing natural places.

International Sierra Leone Countries Advocacy Education Organisation development Site protection Species protection