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RSPB ID Spotlight Series: Birds

RSPB ID Spotlight Series Review

Nothing beats a good field-guide when you’re trying to identify a bird you don’t recognise (or a field-guide app perhaps these days). But sometimes a traditional field-guide can feel unwieldy and a little cumbersome, especially for beginners who just need a quick reference to a particular group of birds. Enter….

WOW: RSPB Northern Ireland’s new and improved Belfast Lough reserve

Lapwings at Belfast Lough Reserve

RSPB Northern Ireland’s Belfast Lough nature reserve at Belfast Harbour Estate has undergone extensive refurbishment to give it a renewed WOW factor.  Media and Events Officer Amy Colvin explains what all the fuss is about. Belfast’s Harbour Estate isn’t the sort of place you’d expect nature to flourish – but prepare to….

Book Review: Fighting for Birds

Mark Avery has been fighting for birds for most of his adult life. As Conservation Director with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), Europe’s largest conservation NGO, Mark has been at the forefront of some of the most iconic conservation issues to emerge over recent decades. Naturally….

European project will track seabird movements

A European funded seabird project called FAME (Future of the Atlantic Marine Environment) is set to track seabird movements around the coastlines of Europe, including Ireland, the UK, France, Spain and Portugal. “We know more about the journeys of albatrosses in the Southern Ocean than we do about some of….

Make mud available to help birds

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has called for householders in Britain and Northern Ireland to make damp mud available in their gardens to help certain bird species. At this time of year house martins and swallows are using damp mud to repair existing nests or build….