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Arctic tern in flight

Coquet Island seabird sanctuary

Situated off the Northumberland coast, Coquet Island is a vibrant seabird sanctuary.

Marine and intertidal Arctic tern Common tern Puffin Roseate tern Site protection
 Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax, flock feeding on strandline, Oronsay reserve

Cornwall chough project

The natural return of wild choughs to Cornwall in 2001 was of great significance for Cornwall and its people.

Farmland Grassland Heathland Chough England Advocacy Education
Cirl Bunting, Emberiza cirlus, adult male feeding in straw, on a Devon farm.

Cornwall coast

The coast is Cornwall's biggest asset, generating significant wealth for the Duchy.

Farmland Grassland Heathland Marine and intertidal Urban and suburban Chough Cirl bunting Corn bunting England Advocacy Site protection Species protection
 Corn Bunting (Miliaria calandra), Balranald nature reserve, North Uist, Scotland.

Cornwall corn bunting project

Action was essential to retain rare corn buntings in Cornwall and a project started in July 2001.

Farmland Grassland Heathland Corn bunting England Advocacy Education Species protection
Skylark Alauda arvensis, at the grassy edge of a small field. Cornwall

Cornwall farming and birds project

Raising awareness as to how farming can practically integrate the needs of farmland wildlife with food production.

Farmland Grassland England Education
Corn bunting Miliaria calandra, sitting on a branch

Corn bunting recovery work in north and east Scotland - Farmland Bird Lifeline (FBL)

Eastern Scotland now holds most of the remaining Scottish population of corn bunting, but even here they are declining.

Farmland Corn bunting Scotland Advocacy Species protection
Ruff Philomachus pugnax

Country programme Belarus

Building the capacity of our partners is fundamental to the way we hope to achieve bird conservation worldwide.

Belarus International Education Site protection Species protection
Corncrake, Crex crex at Oronsay RSPB reserve, Argyll, Scotland.

Country programme Poland

Together with BirdLife Poland we are working to tackle nature conservation issues by protecting Important Bird Areas.

International Poland Advocacy Education Organisation development Site protection Species protection
 Young Lapwing on Alistair Robb's farm. Stirlingshire. Scotland.

Cumbria Wetlands Project

Preceded by the three-year Cumbria Wetland Bird Recovery Project, which helped restore former wet grassland.

Farmland Grassland Wetland Curlew Lapwing Redshank Snipe England Species protection
Curlew Numenius arquata, Geltsdale RSPB reserve, Cumbria, England

Curlew recovery programme

With their amazing curved bills, long legs and resonating calls, curlews are one of our most charismatic birds.

Upland Wetland Curlew Scotland UK Species protection