The species of greatest conservation concern and the threats they face may be different now, but the need to help wildlife is still urgent.
How we can help
Alarmed by the plunging bittern numbers, the RSPB started a research programme to investigate the needs of the bittern.
The RSPB is urging government to develop agri-environment policies to secure suitable grazing management for choughs.
Cirl bunting conservation
The cirl bunting is the UK’s rarest resident farmland bird with a population of only 1000 pairs.
Hen harrier conservation and sustainability
Hen harriers continue to decline in areas dominated by heather moorland that is managed for driven grouse shooting.
The osprey is a magnificent bird of prey, with a wingspan of over 1.5 metres. The birds spend the winter in West Africa.
Red kite conservation
Red kites were almost extinct in the UK by the early 1900s, reduced to very low numbers in Wales.
The skylark is found across many types of open habitats. In the UK, of these, the single most important is farmland.
Hen Harrier LIFE
Help us help swifts
Are your swifts under threat?
Helpful advice about what to do if you think a nest site near you is under threat.
Swift case studies
Some of the great work already being undertaken around the country to protect swifts against loss of nest sites.
Tell us where you've seen swifts!
Help us to survey Swifts and record locations of swift nest sites around the UK.