Ireland's Birds need You! 


There are many different ways in which you can support our vital work in protecting Ireland’s wild birds and their habitats.  These include membership, volunteering, donations, sponsorship, using our online shop and wills and bequests, gardening for birds and so on.  There is a way, big or small, in which everyone can help conserve Ireland’s wild birds and their habitats.  Read on to see how you can help.


Join Us


Members help us in our work in many ways.


  1. The fees that members pay contribute greatly towards conservation projects, such as our extensive network of bird reserves throughout Ireland .
  2. The more members we have, the more weight we have with decision makers who frame legislation and allocate public funds to conservation.
  3. Informed members are critically important in spreading our conservation message and convincing others to protect Ireland’s wild birds and their habitats. As a member, you will enjoy meeting your fellow members and learning from our many informative publications, especially our magazine, Wings.


To join BirdWatch Ireland as a member or to give membership as a gift, please click here.




Volunteers’ time, expertise, knowledge and contacts are central to BirdWatch Ireland’s conservation efforts.  We welcome help on our bird reserves, for our many surveys, for educational visits, fundraising, and in our offices.  Volunteering is a great way to make new friends and to give something back.


To learn more about volunteering with BirdWatch Ireland, please click here.



Make a Donation


Donations are of course, always welcome, and always needed.  Donations help us to build observation hides, create signage for reserves, fund conservation officers, and run a whole range of useful projects.


We are working on creating an online donations facility, but in the meantime if you would like to make a donation please contact us by e-mail at, or by post to Unit 20 Block D, Bullford Business Campus, Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow or by phone at 353-(0)1–2819878.


Sponsor Us


We are always interested in approaches from companies to sponsor us.  Such sponsorship can take many different forms.  We welcome offers of help on our reserves in terms of team-building work days, or sponsorship in kind, such as vehicles for our many roving fieldworkers and conservationists, fencing materials, equipment, etc.  You could also consider sponsoring sets of educational materials, or funding a conservation officer for a particular project, or a children’s section for our magazine.


If you would like to sponsor part of our work, please contact us by e-mail at, by post to Unit 20 Block D, Bullford Business Campus, Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow or by phone at 353-(0)1–2819878.



Include us in your Will


Another valuable form of support comes from those very thoughtful individuals who have included us in their will.  If you are interested, please contact your solicitor, who will advise you on the best way to do this.


For more information, please contact our Development Department.


Use our Shop


We also raise funds through our comprehensive on-line Wings giftshop.  We carry an exciting range of bird- and birding-themed products, such as binoculars, books, nest boxes and lots of other goodies, including children’s books, beautiful cards for all occasions, and the cutest cuddly birds that actually sing.  All proceeds from our shop go back into conservation, so it is a wonderful and easy way to support wildlife in Ireland.  You can also purchase BirdWatch Ireland membership, either for yourself or as a gift through our online shop.


To browse our on-line shop, simply click here.


Garden for Birds


With the increase in building construction and intensive farming, Irish gardens are becoming an increasingly important habitat for Ireland’s wild birds.


For more information on how to garden in a bird-friendly way, please click here.

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