This week at the RSPB
Saving a bird on the brink
Turtle doves, were once a familiar sight and sound of summer before a huge population decline put them on the brink of disappearing from our countryside. But with the help of conservation organisations, farmers, land managers and people like you, we’re hoping to turn the tide.
Found a baby bird? Here's what to do
In spring and summer, it's common to find young birds sitting on the ground or hopping about without any sign of their parents. If you've found a baby bird and aren't sure what to do, have a look at our advice.
How to help swifts: an insider's guide
The arrival of swifts signals the start of summer, but every spring most of us are seeing fewer of these mysterious birds migrate back to our towns and cities. Swift fans across the UK have been taking action to try and help their local swifts make a comeback. Read on to find out what they’ve been up to, and how you can join in.
More from the RSPB
Enjoy an open day at RSPB Hope Farm
Join us on Sunday 12 June as we share the secrets of wildlife-friendly farming at Hope Farm. With activities including tractor rides, bird ringing and bug expeditions, as well as local arts, crafts and produce for sale, and expert talks, it’s sure to be a fun and fascinating day for all.
Which birdsong is that?
Wouldn't it be great to identify a bird just from its song alone? To help, we've created a bird song ID playlist with some of the common birds you'll find in and around your garden or local area.
How we can save our swifts
They’ve screamed us into summer for millennia – but now they’re vanishing from our skies. Author Nicola Chester looks at the decline in swifts and how we can make a difference.