There are lots of ways you can join in!

Our Volunteer initiatives include Bloom Festival, Little Terns in Wicklow and Louth and Volunteer Thursdays at our East Coast Nature Reserve (ECNR) in Newcastle, Co. Wicklow. There is also a range of Volunteer Surveys that you can get involved with.

Volunteer with BirdWatch Ireland

We are the largest independent conservation organisation in Ireland. By joining our team of volunteers you can help us to protect birds and wildlife. Check out the many volunteering options below.



Contact us to join initiatives such as Bloom Festival, Little Tern Wardening and Volunteer Thursdays at our East Coast Nature Reserve or if you have administration skills and are willing to help with office or other work please get in touch.

Garden Birds

Survey the birds visiting your own garden from December to February. We need participants from all over the country, all you need is a pair of binoculars, a notebook and our Garden Bird Survey Form.



Help us to monitor the status of Ireland’s wintering waterbird populations and their wetlands by taking part in the Irish Wetland Bird Survey (I-WeBS).


Join us for the National Seabird Census in Ireland – Monitoring breeding seabird populations and assessing productivity for selected species.


Countryside Bird Survey (CBS)

Take on your own square and help us monitor breeding birds across the countryside during Spring and Summer.