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.

The health and well-being of our staff, our customers and the communities in which we live are of the utmost importance to us. In light of announcement by the Irish Government on 27th March 2020 of new restrictions that have been introduced to combat the spread of COVID-19, we wish to inform all of our valued members, supporters and customers that the BirdWatch Ireland online shop is now closed for business until further notice.

Regrettably, this means that we are unable to process any new orders for the time being. All orders that are currently pending will be fulfilled once governmental regulations permit us to do so. If you would prefer to cancel your order, we will be pleased to issue a refund to you.

Please note that our physical shop in Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow is also closed at the moment, as are our offices around the country, and that all BirdWatch Ireland branch events are cancelled until further notice. If you wish to contact us while our offices our closed, please email info@birdwatchireland.ie and we will do our very best to respond as soon as possible.

Many thanks for your support and your understanding.

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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March 29, 2020

BirdWatch Ireland online shop closed until further notice

The health and well-being of our staff, our customers and the communities in which we live are of the utmost importance to us. In light of announcement by the Irish…
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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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