50th Anniversary

Celebrating 50 years of nature conservation


Donor's Charter

Our Commitment to Our Donors

We are committed to supporting the conservation of Ireland’s birds and their habitats. Through capital works and consultation we work to ensure a positive future for all species.

Our Work

Ireland is a mosaic of habitats; from our Internationally important blanket bogs to our complex wetland systems, rivers and estuaries, from our endangered native woodland to the marine which defines our island. One-hundred and seventeen habitat types have been officially classified in Ireland, nearly half of which correspond with Annex I of the EU Habitats Directive. Each habitat plays an important role in supporting Irish birds and biodiversity and thanks to your support, it is our task to protect them! In this section you will find information about the capitol works and consultation which we employ on the front line of conservation to protect some of our most endangered breeding birds, including countryside and wetland birds such as the Curlew and Corncrake and seabirds such as Roseate and Little Terns.


A healthy marine environment is crucial for all life on earth. That is why we work tirelessly to highlight the issues that are threatening our oceans and their wildlife. Click here to find out more.

Countryside & Wetlands

A decline in farmland bird populations is telling us that we need to do more to maintain a healthy balance of nature across Irish farmland. Find out more here.

Research & Surveys

BirdWatch Ireland is committed to supporting the conservation of Ireland’s birds and their habitats.

Get Involved

Find out how you can make a difference in protecting our birds and biodiversity.

Advocacy & Policy

We work to influence others who have the ability and power to protect and enhance the living world.

Fun & Learning

Here you will find teacher training materials and fun activities for children.


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.

We sell amazing stuff!

Visit our shop and find the essential items for every birdwatcher and wildlife enthusiast. Whether you are a serious twitcher or someone who is looking for a nice gift, we’ve got it sorted. With the added bonus that your purchase is contributing directly to wildlife conservation in Ireland, visit now to see our amazing range.

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