Farmland Birds Appeal

Help us to protect Ireland's most threatened farmland birds

 

Irish Garden Bird Survey

Help us by counting your garden birds this winter

 

Welcome to BirdWatch Ireland

Protecting birds and biodiversity

 

Irish Garden Bird Survey

Help us by counting your garden birds this winter

Welcome to BirdWatch Ireland, the largest independent conservation organisation in Ireland. Established in 1968, we currently have over 15,000 members and supporters and a local network of over 30 branches nationwide.

Our work matters

We are the largest independent conservation organisation in Ireland. The primary objective of BirdWatch Ireland is the protection of wild birds and their habitats in Ireland. In order to fulfil this objective we undertake a wide variety of work:

Species & Habitat Conservation

BirdWatch Ireland is committed to supporting the conservation of Ireland’s birds and their habitats.

Advocacy & Policy

We work to influence others who have the ability and power to protect and enhance the living world.

Research & Surveys

Learn about the science behind our work and get involved in bird surveying.

Fun & Learning

Here you will find teacher training materials and fun activities for children.

Reserves

Find out about our national network of nature reserves, when to visit and what you could see.

Cape Clear Bird Observatory

Learn about the important work that goes on at one of the best places to watch seabird migration in Europe.

Discover Ireland’s Birds

In Ireland we have around 200 ‘regularly occurring’ bird species, some of which are here all year round and others that migrate to spend part of the year here. Of those migratory species, some come here for the summer to nest and other comes here to spend the winter. If we include rare ‘vagrant’ species, then over 450 bird species have been recorded in Ireland.

Garden Birds

What to do if you find a baby bird or injured bird

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List of Ireland’s Birds

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Our News and Events

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February 13, 2020

Starting 2020 with a (literal) BANG!! Catching and colour-ringing waders in Dublin Bay

In January 2020, the Dublin Bay Birds Project Team put in a huge effort to fit colour-rings (safely, and under license) to the legs of a portion of the wintering…
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Dusk Chorus 2020

************************************ Tuesday 26th May 2020 ************************************** Join our Dublin-Fingal branch for the sights and sounds of the dusk. We will try and find out why birds sing and learn to…

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BirdWatch Ireland Shop

Visit our shop to for all of your bird care needs, including feeders, birdfood and nestboxes, as well as a wide variety of books, optical equipment including binoculars and telescopes, and even a range of t-shirts featuring your favourite Irish birds! By purchasing from our shop you’re helping support and fund our vital conservation work across the country.

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