Join the Flock!

There are currently two major ways to get involved in our Local Group’s support for the work of the RSPB in the local area, meet new people and help wildlife:

  • Join as a member! Annual membership is £25 and covers the fees for participation in all of our monthly Local Group Indoor Meetings from September through April as well as all of our monthly Group Outings year round. (Update: Memberships commencing now, May until December, will be £20, not £25.)  Let’s go birdwatching! If you are not a member you are still welcome to attend a meeting for the cost of £5 at the door.
  • Volunteer! We can always use folks to help with duties at our monthly meetings and more.

If you would like to get involved and meet other bird and wildlife enthusiasts, please send us a message. 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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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 factory farming of birds, especially chickens.’