1 million take part in record-breaking RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

The number of nature lovers who took part in the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch soared to a million people this winter after a year of lockdown restrictions saw people turn to nature for comfort.

Now in its 42nd year, the Big Garden Birdwatch is a chance for people of all ages to count the number of birds that visit their garden, helping the RSPB build up a picture of how birds are...

Dartmoor ponies give helping hand at RSPB headquarters

Dartmoor ponies give helping hand at RSPB headquarters

The flora and fauna of a renowned nature reserve is about to be given a huge helping hand by the arrival of six Dartmoor ponies.

The RSPB has teamed up with the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust who have arranged for the ponies to be relocated today (April 5) to its headquarters in Bedfordshire where they will help to restore the nature reserve through their natural grazing habits....

Volunteers needed to help one of the West Country’s special birds to thrive

Volunteers needed to help one of the West Country’s special birds to thrive

The RSPB are appealing for volunteers across Devon and Cornwall to help them carryout their annual Cirl Bunting Monitoring, between April-August of this year. In partnership with Natural England, the RSPB have launched an exciting online Cirl Bunting Action Hub where people can register to take part in the survey, discover more about this special bird.

Cath Jeffs, RSPB Conservation...

RSPB, Big Garden Birdwatch

What will you see in Devon during the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch?

The UK’s biggest citizen science project has been recording the winners and losers in the garden bird world for over four decades with the help of half a million people, and now the RSPB is counting on Devon residents to join in too.

Set to enter it’s 42nd year this month, the largest wildlife survey in the world, the Big Garden Birdwatch, runs from the 29th to 31st of January and...

Devon naturalist Sophie Pavelle to join RSPB’s England Committee

The RSPB has announced their new England Advisory Committee, with Devon’s own Sophie Pavelle, also known as ‘Sophiepavs’ on social media, joining ten new members in guiding the future plans for the RSPB across the country.

Sophie, who lives in East Devon and has been involved with the likes of the Wildlife Trusts, BBC Earth and BBC Countryfile Magazine previously, will be sharing her...


RSPB calls Devon residents to hold Government to account on missed nature targets

A major United Nations report has revealed the international community has failed to halt environmental decline over the last 10 years. Now, new analysis from the RSPB has revealed the UK’s self-assessment is overly optimistic as high environmental ambitions have not led to real progress being made.

The Global Biodiversity Outlook 5, published yesterday by the United Nations,...

New wildlife gardening guide shows big potential of small spaces in Devon

A new guide published today by the RSPB and Barratt Developments, which is currently building brand-new communities across Devon, shows how to turn balconies and small gardens into sanctuaries for wildlife.

The RSPB's ‘Welcome Wildlife into Your World' guide gives top tips and advice for bringing nature to your home, especially for people with a small amount of outdoor space such as...

RSPB asks Devon residents to share how nature has supported them during lockdown

Between 1st and 31st July, the RSPB is inviting people from Devon and across the UK to share the new things they have noticed that’s different in their world, and what they have started to value more during these unsettling times as part of a nationwide celebration of nature and wildlife

Since the UK first went into lockdown it’s been a unique time for most of us. This spring has...

Join the nation in discovering what birds are visiting your Plymouth gardens

The RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch is set to bring more than half-a-million people together this weekend (27, 28, 29 January) as they uncover what is happening in their garden, helping to create an annual snapshot of how UK birds are doing. Now in its 39th year, the Birdwatch is a chance for people of all ages to count the number of birds that visit their garden to help the RSPB build up a picture...

Go Wild in Plymouth’s Parks with the RSPB

With the amount of time children and families are spending outside in nature in decline, Europe’s largest conservation charity and discount supermarket ALDI, are challenging families to get out and go wild in their local city park this summer with the RSPB.

The RSPB Connecting with Nature report revealed that children in the UK were missing out on a wealth of mental and physical...