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A warm evening on Chobham Common, Surrey. 15th June, 2023.

Two Heathland specialities- one a resident and one a migrant. With the recent dry and sunny weather, the conditions looked…

Climate change and nightingales

What is happening to one of our favourite summer migrants? One of our favourite songsters, male nightingales start to arrive…

Cuckoo Time

Nothing says Spring is here more than hearing the cuckoo’s distinctive and familiar call. Although cuckoo numbers have declined in…

The songs of our resident thrushes, so who is first to announce the Spring ?

After this really cold and dreary winter who is not going to look forward to the first signs of Spring,…

Saving the Spoon-billed Sandpiper, one of the world’s rarest wetlands birds

In 2010 Spoon-billed sandpipers stood on the edge of extinction as their migratory coastal wetland habitats in the Yellow Sea…

Tristan da Cunha Marine Protection Zone

Thanks to the work by the Tristan community, the RSPB and partners, a vast marine protection zone has been designated…

COP15 secures a landmark win for biodiversity and a bright new path forward.

After a long and bumpy road, the global conference, COP15 has secured a framework to save nature. Finally, in the…

How did the robin become the avian symbol of Christmas?

Robins have become such a staple image of Christmas and especially when illustrated on our Christmas cards that we probably…

Natural World Heritage site bid launched.

The RSPB has submitted an application to the Department of Culture, Media & Sport to add wetlands along the east…

Go For Gold.

Golden plovers at RSPB Otmoor. As we move into the winter many species from more northern regions start to gather…

Twit-twho ?

Owls at Night. In the UK we have 5 resident species of owl and of these 5 the only one…

Autumn Arrivals.

Watch for autumn’s returning birds. While we often think of spring when it comes to bird migration, autumn is one…