RSBP in Yorkshire

Discover Yorkshire's rich bird life at a local RSBP reserve. Yorkshire has a varied bird life from puffins to pergrines, bitterns to barn owls.

Puffin on cliff face

RSPB Bempton Cliffs

Situated on the East Yorkshire Coast Bempton Cliffs is one of the best places in the UK to see seabirds. Species including kittiwakes, guillemots, gannets and fulmars nest on the sheer cliffs, a firm family favourite are the puffins who call the cliffs home between April and July.

Bittern in the reeds

RSPB Dearne Valley - Old Moor

Located in the Dearne Valley the wetlands and wild flower meadows of RSPB Old Moor offer a wide range of bird spotting opportunities throughout the year. Bittern and Kingfisher are among the reserves highlights.

Coot taking off on water at Fairburn Ings with reeds in the background

RSPB Fairburn Ings

Situated in the Lower Aire Valley Fairburn Ings are primarily a wetland and marshy reserve. With a focus on family the reserve provides a great introduction t wildlife for younger people.

Marsh Harrier flying with a twig for nest building in its beak. Grass and reeds in the background.

RSPB Blacktoft Sands

Blacktoft Sands is located at the begining of the Humber Estuary. The tidal reedbed is the largest in England and is important for its breeding bearded tits, bitterns and marsh harriers.