• Countdown to Christmas - Looking forward

    Merry Christmas!

    We hope you’ve enjoyed our South East Christmas Countdown! Over the last two weeks, we’ve shared with you some of the good news from 2016, in our work to help give nature a home in the South East. There’s still so much to do, but it’s good to look back and see that together, we really can help wildlife. So for all your support, our heartfelt thanks.

    We’ve lots more for…

    • 25 Dec 2016
  • Countdown to Christmas - December

    Welcome to our South East Christmas Countdown no.1.

    Did you guess that the turtle dove has been given an extra special present by some RSPB members? If you missed no.2 in the Countdown, you can read it here.

    Christmas is a time of celebration! In our countdown to Christmas, we would like to share with you some of this year’s success stories, about some of our most threatened birds in the South East. In September…

    • 24 Dec 2016
  • Countdown to Christmas - November

    Welcome to our South East Christmas Countdown no.2.

    Did you guess it is the tree pipit that parachutes from tall trees? There’s a clue at the bottom to tomorrow’s story. If you missed no.3 in the Countdown, you can read it here.

    Christmas is a time of celebration! In our countdown to Christmas, we would like to share with you some of this year’s success stories, about some of our most threatened birds in…

    • 23 Dec 2016
  • Countdown to Christmas - October

    Welcome to our South East Christmas Countdown no.3.

    Did you guess it was the lapwing that wobbles, zigzags, rolls and dives? There’s a clue at the bottom to tomorrow’s story. If you missed no.4 in the Countdown, you can read it here.

    Christmas is a time of celebration! In our countdown to Christmas, we would like to share with you some of this year’s success stories, about some of our most threatened birds…

    • 22 Dec 2016
  • Countdown to Christmas - September

    Welcome to our South East Christmas Countdown no.4.

    Did you guess the ‘sneezing’ bird is the marsh tit? There’s a clue at the bottom to tomorrow’s story. If you missed no.5 in the Countdown, you can read it here.

    Christmas is a time of celebration! In our countdown to Christmas, we would like to share with you some of this year’s success stories, about some of our most threatened birds in the…

    • 21 Dec 2016
  • Countdown to Christmas - August

    Welcome to our South East Christmas Countdown no.5.

    Did you guess that cutting down pine trees actually helps the Dartford warbler? There’s a clue at the bottom to tomorrow’s story. If you missed no.6 in the Countdown, you can read it here.

    Christmas is a time of celebration! In our countdown to Christmas, we would like to share with you some of this year’s success stories, about some of our most threatened…

    • 20 Dec 2016
  • Countdown to Christmas - July

    Welcome to our South East Christmas Countdown no.6

    Did you guess that swifts can sleep on the wing? There’s a clue at the bottom to tomorrow’s story. If you missed no.7 in the Countdown, you can read it here.

    Christmas is a time of celebration! In our countdown to Christmas, we would like to share with you some of this year’s success stories, about some of our most threatened birds in the South East. In…

    • 19 Dec 2016
  • Countdown to Christmas - June

    Welcome to our South East Christmas Countdown no.7.

    Did you guess the nightjar’s nickname is goatsucker? There’s a clue at the bottom to tomorrow’s story. If you missed no.8 in the Countdown, you can read it here.

    Christmas is a time of celebration! In our countdown to Christmas, we would like to share with you some of this year’s success stories, about some of our most threatened birds in the South…

    • 18 Dec 2016
  • Countdown to Christmas - May

    Welcome to our South East Christmas Countdown no.8.

    Did you guess that the nightingale sings both day and night in breeding season? There’s a clue at the bottom to tomorrow’s story. If you missed no.9 in the Countdown, you can read it here.

    Christmas is a time of celebration! In our countdown to Christmas, we would like to share with you some of this year’s success stories, about some of our most threatened…

    • 17 Dec 2016
  • Countdown to Christmas - April

    Welcome to our South East Christmas Countdown no.9.

    Did you guess which species was keen to join the beach party? The little tern loves to be part of a large group! There’s a clue at the bottom to tomorrow’s story. If you missed no.10 in the Countdown, you can read it here.

    Christmas is a time of celebration! In our countdown to Christmas, we would like to share with you some of this year’s success stories…

    • 16 Dec 2016
  • Countdown to Christmas - March

    Welcome to our South East Christmas Countdown no.10.

    Did you know which species briefly benefited from Dutch elm disease? It was the lesser spotted woodpecker! There’s a clue at the bottom to tomorrow’s story. If you missed no.11 in the Countdown, you can read it here.

    Christmas is a time of celebration! In our countdown to Christmas, we would like to share with you some of this year’s success stories…

    • 15 Dec 2016
  • Countdown to Christmas - February

    Welcome to our South East Christmas Countdown no.11.

    We asked which male bird gives his girlfriend presents in mid-air? Did you guess the answer was the marsh harrier? There’s a clue at the bottom to tomorrow’s story. If you missed no.12 in the Countdown, you can read it here.

    Christmas is a time of celebration! In our countdown to Christmas, we would like to share with you some of this year’s success stories…

    • 14 Dec 2016
  • Countdown to Christmas - January

    Welcome to our South East Christmas Countdown no.12.

    You can find out about our Christmas Countdown here. We asked you which species can lay over 15 eggs per clutch? Did you guess the answer was the grey partridge? There’s a clue at the bottom to tomorrow’s story.

    Christmas is a time of celebration! In our countdown to Christmas, we would like to share with you some of this year’s success stories, about…

    • 13 Dec 2016
  • Countdown to Christmas

    Christmas is a time of celebration, and we’d like you to join us in celebrating some great wildlife successes in the South East during 2016.

     From tomorrow until Christmas day we’ll tweet a great story each day, sharing a little of what we’ve been able to do with your support. Each story will focus on one of the twelve months of 2016, and one of most threatened birds in the South East. That’s twelve days of Christmas…

    • 12 Dec 2016
  • Saving South East corn buntings

    Corn buntings are the largest of the bunting family. They were once so common across our farmland that they were called the farmers bird, or the 'fat bird of the barley' in the South East.

    Most often found in cereal crops, males would sing all summer, while females raised young in the tall stalks, but now, after decades of serious decline, these native birds are Red Listed, and need our help to recover.Photo of corn bunting male singing in a wheat crop (RSPB images)

    RSPB…

    • 8 Dec 2016
  • Our heath to your front room - Pull a pine at Farnham

    More than two hundred people turned out to help us clear Scots pine saplings from Farnham Heath in its second annual Pull-a-pine event.

    What do we mean by pulling a pine? Literally that. We invited people to help maintain heathland at Farnham while having physical fun; yanking young saplings from the ground or sawing down larger ones. The pine trees that spring up on the heath come from the vast conifer plantation that…

    • 6 Dec 2016