• Update on puffins washed up along Scotland's east coast

     

    Over the last week, we’ve received reports of hundreds of seabirds, mostly puffins, as well as smaller numbers of guillemots and razorbills, washing up on beaches along Scotland’s east coast and on down to Northumberland.

    These seabird ‘wrecks’ are thought to be the worst in several decades and may be the result of the ongoing harsh weather we’ve been experiencing. The exact causes are still unknown.…

    • 27 Mar 2013
  • Crowd Atlas

    New blog from Conservation Manager Stuart Benn.

    Crowd Atlas

    There’s really nothing else quite like it. 

    Every 20 years or so, all of Britain and Ireland’s birds are counted and mapped, and the results put out in a Bird Atlas.  This info, when added to other more regular counts, is absolutely vital to organisations like the RSPB - it is one of the key building blocks for much of our conservation work but these…

    • 18 Mar 2013
  • Vote Abernethy! Support our project to restore Scotland's Caledonian pine forest

    Exciting news! We have been shortlisted by the European Outdoor Conservation Association for a potential award of nearly 20,000 Euros. Our project will re-connect Abernethy to its neighbouring Caledonian forest, Glenmore, through the planting of 30,000 native trees, re-establishing a huge wildlife corridor. The stunning Caledonian forest once covered large parts of Scotland, but today just 1% remains. The RSPB’s Abernethy…

    • 14 Mar 2013
  • Beacons: Stories for our not so distant future

    Jim Densham, Senior Land-Use Policy Officer (climate) at RSPB Scotland, tells us about a new short story collection exploring the impact of climate change.

    Today a new short story book will be published. Beacons: stories for our not so distant future  is a collection of fictional stories penned by some of the UK’s most well-known authors (including Adam Marek who used to work for the RSPB).  Their theme, in the specially…

    • 7 Mar 2013