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The oldest local RSPB Local Members’ Group in Northern Ireland, the RSPB Belfast Local Group celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2022/2023! We work to support the Mission of the RSPB in the local community and to involve our members and the wider public in conservation, public affairs, education, fundraising and other activities. Check out our 2023-2024 season–we’d love for you to join us!

July group outing

Please join us for our next group outing to Gortin Glen Forest Park on 27th July 2024.

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Young woman with long brown hair holding a swift box. (Image of a video)

Ask your local council to save Swifts

The Swift Brick parliamentary debate in July 2023 garnered an enormous amount of political and public support, as well as media attention and discussion; it also reiterated once more that it’s up to us to pressure our councils locally to require that ‘swift bricks’ be included in all new housing developments. This blog post will provide all the information you need to quickly contact your local council and advocate for our beloved Swifts, as well as three other species of red-listed birds: House Sparrows, Starlings and House Martins!

Two people in full-coverage blue medical scrubs, goggles and gloves and carrying a rubbish bin. They are walking away from the camera onto a grassy lawn. Hills make up the background.

Avian flu is at an all-time high...

‘All the science indicates that the spread and magnitude of what we are seeing is the result of intensive animal farming, which creates ideal circumstances for diseases to thrive, mutate and spread rapidly. Northern Ireland is a particular UK hotspot for the intensive farming of birds, especially chickens.’