We're working with farmers to find and share practical wildlife-friendly farming techniques.
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Farming after Brexit
Following the decision in June 2016 for the UK to leave the European Union, major decisions will need to be made about how all governments across the UK support the environment, farming and rural development to replace the Common Agricultural Policy.
The RSPB, in partnership with leading UK conservation organisations, has called on the government to grasp the opportunity to provide more support to nature-friendly farmers and secure a better future for our countryside. We are currently working with farmers and others with expertise in food, rural development and conservation to achieve this.
Get a farmland bird survey
Find out how to get a survey of the bird-life on your farmland.
If you know which birds are on your farm, then you can find out what they need and how you can help them.
Advice on how to manage habitats for wildlife on your farm, from margins, banks and headlands to meadows, scrub land and buildings.
Agriculture and land-use
Our work with government helps develop agricultural policies that support the vital work that nature needs farmers to do.
EU LIFE+ Farmland bird project
The EU LIFE+ Programme supported our Farmland Bird Project, enabling us to provide free bird surveys, an annual wildlife-friendly farming competition and free practical advice for farmers from specialist experts in their own area.
Find out more about the project and how it’s helped us shape the new advice and support tools we have available for farmers.
Our work with farmers was kindly sponsored by the EU LIFE+ fund between January 2010 and September 2013, safeguarding the future of our farmland birds under the EU Birds Directive.
Nature of Farming Award
Our farming blog
The Good Food Nation Bill – can it fix Scotland’s food system?
Andrew Stark, Land Use Policy Officer RSPB Scotland, provides a summary of how the Good Food Nation Bill should be making Scotland’s food system better for nature by putting nature at the heart of agricultural practices. Food is vitally im...(read mo...Posted 19/05/2022 by Bridget Gaskill
RSPB’s attendance at Groundswell Regenerative Agriculture Show & Conference 2022
Bridget Gaskill, Agricultural Advice Project Manager outlines the key themes and highlights anticipated during our presence at Groundswell, 22nd and 23rd June 2022. Following our inaugural presence at Groundswell last year, RSPB and the Farm Wildlife...Posted 18/05/2022 by Bridget Gaskill
What butterflies, and how many visit your farm?
Zoë Randle from Butterfly Conservation highlights why butterflies are so important for farming and wildlife on farmland and recommends the RSPB Farmland Butterfly Survey method for monitoring them. This methodology is being used in the Volunteer...(r...Posted 12/05/2022 by Bridget Gaskill
An update on Birds of Conservation Concern
Richard Winspear, Agricultural Advice Manager, cites important issues raised in the recent BoCC review regarding threatened bird species. Birds of Conservation Concern 5 Last December saw the publication of the latest review of the status o...(read m...Posted 11/02/2022 by Bridget Gaskill