• Knitting for Curlews

    Today marks the third annual World Curlew Day! We want to raise awareness of these wonderful wading birds so we’re marking the day by bringing back the beautiful curlew knitting patterns we shared with you two years ago. 

    Knitting for Curlews

    Curlews, with their bubbling calls and distinctive long curved bill, are a firm favourite for many of us and depending on the time of year can be seen along beach shorelines or up in…

    • 21 Apr 2020
  • It’s nearly time for City Nature Challenge 2020!

    Colleen Turner, Community Engagement and Membership Officer for RSPB Scotland, fills us in more on the City Nature Challenge taking place this weekend. This year due to COVID-19 the Challenge is now running a UK project that anyone can take part in not just those in the original nine cities which includes Greater Glasgow – more information on this in this blog.
    • 20 Apr 2020
  • Wildlife recording from home: get involved in City Nature Challenge 2020

    Sarah-Jayne Forster, Giving Nature a Home Glasgow Project Officer, fills us in on an exciting wildlife recording challenge you can be a part of 24-27 April.
    • 17 Apr 2020
  • Migrations and moving forward

    Heather Beaton, RSPB Scotland's Uists Warden shares the stories of our spring arrivals and departures, reminding us how although everything is changing, comfort can be found in familiar yearly patterns.
    • 15 Apr 2020
  • Five Facts about Scottish Bottlenose Dolphins

    Bottlenose dolphins, by many, are known as a magical creature of the sea. They are elegant, playful and intelligent animals. That’s why today, on International Dolphin Day, RSPB’s Niamh Byrne is going to celebrate five facts about our beautiful Scottish bottlenose dolphins!
    • 14 Apr 2020
  • Farming in harmony with nature

    RSPB Scotland Volunteer Clare Harte interviewed Lynn Cassells, of Lynbreck Croft which was awarded a Nature of Scotland Award in 2019 in recognition of their work to farm in harmony with nature. If you know of a person, project, or organisation doing amazing work for Scotland’s nature you can nominate them for this year’s awards. Find out more at rspb.org.uk/natureofscotland.
    • 13 Apr 2020
  • Five facts you need to know about mute swans

    RSPB Scotland’s Jess Barrett shares five facts about one of her favourite birds.
    • 10 Apr 2020
  • Photographing Glasgow’s urban wildlife

    RSPB Scotland’s Paul Walton shares how his love of film photography reflects his encounters with Glasgow City wildlife.
    • 9 Apr 2020
  • Inside Spring... #DrawABirdDay

    Over the coming weeks our wonderful pin badge volunteer Chloé Valorso will be sharing some of her beautiful sketches with us while she is in lockdown in Paris. Hopefully these will inspire some of you to pick up a pencil and paper and reconnect with nature from your kitchen table. Here she shares a bit about her art, her love of RSPB pin badges and life in lockdown in Paris.
    • 8 Apr 2020
  • Do it yourself: Bird feeders!

    RSPB Scotland’s Allie McGregor shares 3 approaches to a DIY bird feeder.
    • 7 Apr 2020
  • Don't miss spring

    RSPB Scotland’s Species and Habitats Officer James Silvey encourages us to enjoy the arrival of spring in our local patch.
    • 6 Apr 2020
  • Spring for all the senses

    RSPB Scotland's Molly Martin shares ways to experience spring in your gardens, from balconies and in local green spaces using all your senses.
    • 3 Apr 2020
  • Scotland goes ‘long-tailed tits up’ for Big Garden Birdwatch

    RSPB Scotland's Molly Martin tells us about our top 10 birds in Scotland from this year's Big Garden Birdwatch!
    • 2 Apr 2020
  • #BreakfastBirdwatch: Week One Highlights

    RSPB Scotland’s Allie McGregor shares some of the highlights so far from Breakfast Birdwatch, which began last week.
    • 30 Mar 2020
  • 5 facts about wheatears

    RSPB Scotland’s Allie McGregor shares five facts about wheatear.
    • 16 Mar 2020
  • Nature-based solutions: A key tool in the climate and nature emergency

    RSPB Scotland's Erica Mason introduces why nature-based solutions must be a key theme at the biodiversity and climate conferences this year.
    • 13 Mar 2020
  • Grouse moor licensing: An update following the Werritty Review publication

    RSPB Scotland's Duncan Orr-Ewing updates us on Grouse Moor Licensing following the publication of the Werritty Review and in the context of the Climate and Nature Emergencies.
    • 9 Mar 2020
  • Be a part of our Nature of Scotland Awards

    RSPB Scotland's Joanne Simpson shares why she loves the Nature of Scotland Awards and gives her top tips for writing a great application.
    • 5 Mar 2020
  • Close Encounters at Loch Lomond: Part 2

    Visual Artist Hannah Imlach is currently undertaking PhD research and fieldwork at RSPB Scotland’s Loch Lomond reserve. In this blog she discusses her creative process and fieldwork so far.
    • 2 Mar 2020
  • Five spring spectacles in Scotland

    RSPB Scotland’s Allie McGregor shares five nature highlights of Scotland’s spring.
    • 27 Feb 2020
  • Close Encounters at Loch Lomond: Part 1

    Visual Artist Hannah Imlach is currently undertaking PhD research and fieldwork at RSPB Scotland’s Loch Lomond reserve. In this blog she introduces herself and her work.
    • 24 Feb 2020
  • Fantastic News for Coul Links!

    Kate Bellew, Senior Conservation Planner at RSPB Scotland, looks into the very welcome decision by Scottish Ministers to refuse planning permission to build a golf course at the internationally protected Coul Links in East Sutherland. 

    Fantastic News for Coul Links!

    Small Blue Butterfly by James Silvey

    Small blue butterfly by James Silvey

    We are delighted to have received some extremely welcome news from Scottish Government this morning. The Coul Links…

    • 21 Feb 2020
  • Habitat creation at Lochwinnoch

    RSPB Lochwinnoch's Warden, Dan Snowdon, tells us about the reserves upcoming habitat creation project!
    • 20 Feb 2020
  • Five early nesters

    We normally think of sunny spring as the time when birds start laying eggs and hatching chicks, flowers start to bloom in vibrant shades, and baby bunnies are popping up left right and centre, but some animals like to get ahead of schedule. RSPB Scotland's Molly Martin highlights some early nesting birds, who might already have baby fever.
    • 17 Feb 2020
  • Show the Love for nature and ease eco-anxiety

    One of the obstacles we are facing as part of the climate action movement is rising eco-anxiety. In this blog RSPB Scotland’s Erica Mason discusses eco-anxiety and how we can show the love for our nature and ourselves by addressing it.
    • 14 Feb 2020