• Five facts about cuckoos

    Cuckoos arrive on our shores from early April and start singing soon after. You know spring has truly arrived the first time you hear their unmistakeable call. Read on to discover five facts about these summer visitors.
    • 6 May 2022
  • An Enforceable Human Right to a Healthy Environment: Sign the petition!

    RSPB Scotland is proud to support the Environmental Rights Centre for Scotland (ERCS), who have launched a petition calling for an enforceable right to a healthy environment in Scots law. In today’s blog, Dr Shivali Fifield from ERCS outlines what this means, why it’s necessary, and how we can all support the petition.
    • 5 May 2022
  • Join our group activities for the City Nature Challenge

    The 2022 City Nature Challenge is fast approaching and while you can take part on your own, RSPB Scotland are running a number of public events in Edinburgh and Glasgow that provide a family friendly and accessible experience to first time recorders in the east and west. Read on to find out more!
    • 27 Apr 2022
  • Wildlife recording in Glasgow: from Big Garden Birdwatch to City Nature Challenge

    After a great turnout for January's Big Garden Birdwatch, Colleen Turner wants to keep the wildlife recording momentum going for the upcoming City Nature Challenge.
    • 19 Apr 2022
  • Top 7 birds seen by the Edinburgh Phoenix Group

    Eilidh Summers from our Education, Youth and Families team tells us about her recent excursion with the RSPB Scotland Edinburgh Phoenix Group. A day full of waders, wildfowl and some very knowledgable young people.
    • 18 Apr 2022
  • Take part in the City Nature Challenge 2022

    The City Nature Challenge is a tremendous opportunity for anyone who wants to protect nature, record wildlife and represent your local area on an international stage. Here's how to take part.
    • 14 Apr 2022
  • Eco Warriors one year on

    We caught up with the Nature of Scotland Youth and Education Award 2021 winners.
    • 12 Apr 2022
  • Big Garden Birdwatch 2022 - the results are in!

    The results of Big Garden Birdwatch 2022 are here! Take a look to see what species made it into Scotland's top 10.
    • 8 Apr 2022
  • Tuning into nature with Visibility Scotland

    Visibility Scotland do some amazing work for people affected by sight loss. We had the pleasure of joining them for a morning of wildlife discovery in Glasgow.
    • 6 Apr 2022
  • Do the Scottish Government’s latest plans for planning deliver for nature?

    Today, RSPB Scotland submitted a response to the Scottish Government’s fourth National Planning Framework (NPF4), which will guide planning decisions and development in Scotland for the next decade. Planning must play its part to ensure developments help tackle the nature and climate emergency by being net-zero and nature-positive.

    Sometimes, standing up for nature requires hours poring over policy documents and…

    • 31 Mar 2022
  • Five facts about tree sparrows

    Most of us are familiar with the house sparrows that visit our gardens, but how much do you know about their close relatives, tree sparrows?
    • 17 Mar 2022
  • Public access and disturbance to wildlife

    As the weather warms up, you're likely to be heading outdoors more often. There are loads of amazing nature spectacles to enjoy in spring and summer, but how can we make sure we're not causing harm to the wildlife we so love to see? Here are our top tips for getting out and about responsibly.
    • 11 Mar 2022
  • Reflecting on mountain hare licencing, one year on

    One-year since mountain hares in Scotland were given protected status we reflect on how we got here and the work that still needs to be done.
    • 1 Mar 2022
  • Making the case for corvids

    From green-fingered jays to traffic-conscious crows, here are some fun facts about every corvid in Scotland.
    • 25 Feb 2022
  • National nestbox week 2022

    Katie O’Neill from our Giving Nature a Home Team tells us about National Nestbox week, with a particular focus on swifts!
    • 14 Feb 2022
  • Meadow Management Workshop

    Joe Boyle from our Giving Nature a Home team tells us what happens at a Meadow Management Workshop, and why urban meadows are so important for wildlife.
    • 7 Feb 2022
  • Suspend shooting to protect barnacle geese

    A new strain of Avian Influenza has had a terrible impact on geese on the Solway coast. The entire global population of Svalbard barnacle geese overwinters in the area. Counts suggest over a third of that population have dies. RSPB Scotland wants shooting to be suspended there and on Islay to avoid disturbing sick birds. The move would also help stop the movement of birds.
    • 1 Feb 2022
  • My Big Garden Birdwatch

    Ahead of her first official Big Garden Birdwatch, Eilidh Summers has been practicing her survey technique and welcoming wildlife into her home. Fortunately for us, she’s written a blog about her experience, which acts as a fantastic ‘How to Big Garden Birdwatch’ guide.
    • 26 Jan 2022
  • Urban Balcony Birding

    Despite the name, you don't actually need your own garden to take part a Big Garden Birdwatch. In today's blog, Scott Shanks from our Conservation team tells us about how he's making a home for nature in his flat in Glasgow.
    • 21 Jan 2022
  • Does being prescribed nature help our health?

    Today we launched the findings of the Nature Prescriptions Edinburgh trial. Kirsty Nutt tells us more about the project, and what the findings of the trial tell us.
    • 17 Jan 2022
  • Here comes the wren again

    Stewart Bain is RSPB Scotland's Communications and Events Officer in Orkney. Ahead of this month's Big Garden Birdwatch, he's been reflecting on the joy of watching nature flourish in his own garden, and his birding journey so far.
    • 14 Jan 2022
  • New year birding

    Country Communications Manager, Kirsty Nutt, tells us why she loves birdwatching at the start of a new year.
    • 1 Jan 2022
  • Building for biodiversity – 26 swift nest boxes for COP26.

    Edinburgh Swift City Project Officer Katie wraps up the achievements of the project this year.
    • 22 Dec 2021
  • The Twelve Birds of Christmas

    To help us all get into the seasonal spirit, we thought we’d rewrite our own version of a certain Christmas classic, inspired by some of our favourite birds. Some verses more or less write themselves, but others may require a little more imagination.
    • 13 Dec 2021
  • Green Connectors community planting day in Glasgow

    Joe Boyle from our Giving Nature a Home team tells us about the Urban Green Connectors project and plans to improve some of Glasgow's greenspaces for wildlife and people.
    • 7 Dec 2021