• Working across the flyway to save birds like the curlew

    Conservation Adviser for RSPB Scotland, Dan Brown, tells us about the status of the curlew in the UK and the work that needs to be done to safeguard the future of this bird.

    Working across the flyway to save birds like the curlew

    Migratory birds undertake truly awe-inspiring journeys. The long-haul flights of many species sees entire populations travel thousands of miles - epic journeys that span countries, oceans and…

    • 26 Nov 2015
  • Five facts you should know about beavers

    Five facts you should know about beavers

    Most of us probably think about beavers as rather plump creatures with big flat tails and a penchant for gnawing wood and building dams; but how much do you really know about them? Reintroducing some species to Scotland has certainly been a hot topic this year and the beaver is one we’re particularly interested in.

    RSPB Scotland is supporting further reintroductions…

    • 20 Nov 2015
  • Why I'm Marching

    Rea Cris, Parliamentary Officer with RSPB Scotland, tells us why she'll be joining Scotland's Climate March on November 28 in Edinburgh.

    Why I’m Marching

    Is the swallow a British bird that winters in Africa or an African bird that summers in Britain? An elegant conundrum that serves a more important purpose of highlighting that everything in nature is interconnected.

    The swallow is adapted to take advantage…

    • 14 Nov 2015
  • Skeins in the sky: goose watch

    Jenny Tweedie from RSPB Scotland fills us in our winter visitors and good places to see them.

    Pink-footed geese (Chris Gomersall, rspb-images.com)

    Geese must be one of the most gloriously visible heralds of winter. When their massive skeins start to appear overhead, colder days are sure to follow, and a whole new exciting season of wildlife watching gets underway.

    I love watching geese, or listening to their breathy…

    • 13 Nov 2015
  • What to see in Scotland this month XI

    OK, so the weather might have taken a turn for the worse but are you going to let that put you off? There’s lots of wildlife to see in November and you might just be rewarded with a rarity if you wrap up warm and brave the outdoors at this time of year.

    What to see in Scotland this month XI

    Did you know that barn owls used to be thought of as a ‘magical defence’ against thunder and lightning? There is a lot of…

    • 10 Nov 2015
  • Shiants episode two: bird metropolis alive again!

    Welcome to the second instalment of our work on the Shiant Isles Recovery Project from Davide Scridel - the project is an initiative to remove non-native black rats from the isles in order to provide safe breeding sites for Scotland’s globally important seabird colonies. The project is part funded by the EU LIFE+ programme and is a partnership between RSPB Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and the Nicolson…

    • 5 Nov 2015