Landscape view of reserve showing heather and water, Arne RSPB Reserve, Dorset.

Recent sightings

A closer look at the species recently spotted at Arne by our community.

Your recent sightings at Arne

Hyde’s Heath open

RSPB Arne is now bigger and better. Thanks to the generous help of supporters who responded to our Arne Appeal, we have acquired Hyde’s Heath, an area of heathland that is vital habitat for some of our rarest wildlife.

Woodlarks, nightjars, sand lizards, Dartford warblers and many other beautiful creatures stand to benefit from this special piece of land. While Hyde’s Heath is now open to visitors, it is closed to dogs because of the risks posed to rare ground-nesting birds and other sensitive wildlife.