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RSPB calls for suspension of game-bird releases over avian flu fears
Charity says stocking countryside for shooting season would be catastrophic with disease still a major threat to wild birds

Sandra Laville

18, May, 2023 @1:05 PM

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More than 50,000 wild birds in UK killed by avian flu – double previous estimates
H5N1 bird flu may lead to extinction of species as data revealed by Guardian shows worst losses in decades

Phoebe Weston and Sophie Kevany

05, May, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Irises of gannets that survive avian flu turn from blue to black, study finds
‘Fascinating’ discovery could prove a useful non-invasive diagnostic tool to apply to other species, say scientists

Patrick Barkham

04, May, 2023 @4:23 PM

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Collecting ‘gourmet’ eggs from black-headed gulls should be banned, says RSPB
Conservationists say government must stop licensing ‘unsustainable’ harvest of eggs from amber-listed birds

Phoebe Weston

03, May, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Sparrows still most spotted bird in UK gardens but population is declining
Number of house sparrows spotted has dropped by nearly 60% since 1979, according to RSPB annual survey

Aneesa Ahmed

14, Apr, 2023 @5:00 AM

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‘We’ve seen oiled birds’: fears for protected wetlands after Poole harbour spill
RSPB sounds alarm over Arne peninsula, one of UK’s most heavily protected natural areas

Jamie Grierson

28, Mar, 2023 @5:00 AM

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David Attenborough says nature is in crisis but ‘we have the solutions’
Broadcaster speaks as Save Our Wild Isles campaign launches to halt destruction of nature in UK

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

13, Mar, 2023 @12:14 PM

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‘The R-word can be alienating’: How Haweswater rewilding project aims to benefit all
On the Lake District’s north-eastern fringe, two farmsteads are restoring the landscape with a commitment to conservation and providing jobs

Ben Martynoga

10, Mar, 2023 @6:01 PM

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Sizewell C nuclear plant will not harm the nature reserve next to it | Letter
Letter: Julia Pyke says the project is not ‘on top of’ the RSPB wetland reserve, and there will not take any land from it

02, Feb, 2023 @6:28 PM

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Woodpeckers and wagtails: how readers enjoyed the big birdwatch
People tell us about their sightings as part of RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch, with many species flourishing

Guardian readers and Alfie Packham

31, Jan, 2023 @12:49 PM

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Paul Hannon obituary
Other lives: Long-serving politician who served on various local councils for the LibDems and Labour

Leighton Andrews

29, Jan, 2023 @5:37 PM

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Big Garden Birdwatch 2023: share your sightings
As the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch returns for its 44th year, we would like to hear about – and see pictures of – your sightings

Guardian community team

27, Jan, 2023 @11:32 AM

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