BirdWatch Ireland produces a quarterly magazine for its members, Wings. We hope to make this available on-line to them in due course.



Bird Detectives

Packed with birdwatching tips, games, competitions, puzzles and stories, Bird Detectives is the new twice-yearly 16 page magazine from BirdWatch Ireland dedicated to its youngest members. Join our intrepid investigator, Shelduck Holmes, as he uncovers the mysteries of birds' lives.  How?  By using his powers of de-duck-tion, of course!

Bird Detectives - click to download issue 1 (PDF: 3.74MB)
Click to download full sample issue (PDF: 3.74MB)


Irish Birds

We produce an annual scientific journal, Irish BirdsEach volume consists of four annual issues and it publishes papers and short notes on all aspects of birds in Ireland, as well as annual reports of Rarities, Scarce Migrants and Rare Breeders (all formerly included in the Irish Bird Report) and the Irish Ringing Report. Papers, notes, photographs and drawings are welcome from amateurs and professionals alike, and should be submitted to the editor before 31 August each year.

All contributions are subject to editing, and it is the policy of Irish Birds to send all contributions to a referee. Papers involving the manipulation or disturbance of birds will be accepted only if the work described conforms to the relevant legal requirements. For full details of submission requirements see “Guidelines for Authors".

Authors are strongly encouraged to use the taxonomy that has been adopted by HBW & BirdLife International, which is also the taxonomy currently followed by both the IUCN and the European Union.  A PDF list of this taxonomic arrangement as it applied to birds recorded in Ireland is available for download here.

Irish Birds Volume 1, Number 1 was published in 1977. It superseded the Irish Bird Report, which was published annually from 1953 (number 1) to 1975 (number 23). The 24th Irish Bird Report appeared in the first issue of Irish Birds.

Click to access sample issue (Volume 8, number 2)

Note that Key members of BirdWatch Ireland receive a complimentary copy as part of their membership. Issues are available to purchase on the 'Bird Reports Section' on BirdWatch Ireland's Shop. 


Newsletter - eWings

eWings is BirdWatch Ireland's electronic newsletter, delivered automatically to your email inbox each month and bringing you the latest conservation and bird news from Ireland and abroad.

Signing up to receive eWings is easy: simply click on the button to the right and complete the sign-up form.  You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time, and please rest assured that BirdWatch Ireland will never pass any of your personal details on to anyone else nor send you unwanted spam.

Visit the eWings archive


Annual Reports

The Annual Reports give a brief overview of the work carried out by BirdWatch Ireland, including external communication and notes on the progress of surveys and other conservation work. Please click below to see the most recent report (2017) and archive:

Annual Report - 2017

Annual Report - 2016

Annual Report - 2015

Annual Report - 2014

Annual Report - 2013

Annual Report - 2012

Annual Report - 2011

Annual Report - 2010

Annual Report - 2009

Annual Report - 2008


Other publications

Further information on publications from our conservation work can be found by clicking the links below:











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