Birds of Conservation Concern in Ireland

BoCCI is an assessment of the conservation status of all regularly occurring birds on the island of Ireland. The criteria on which the assessment is based include conservation status at global and European levels; and within Ireland, include historical decline, trends in population and range, rarity, localised distribution and international importance

The conservation status of species is signalled using a traffic light system. Of the 211 species assessed, 54 (26%) were placed on the Red list, 79 (37%) on the Amber list and 78 (37%) on the Green list. The full rationale for the designations are outlined in the BoCCI publication at the bottom of the page.


Birds of Conservation Concern in Ireland 2020 – 2026

Birds of Conservation Concern in Ireland 2014 – 2019

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