Countryside & Wetlands

Managing land for birds and wildlife


CABB Partner Organisations

Co-operation Across Borders for Biodiversity


Habitat Restoration

Restoring blanket bog habitats


CABB SACs Conservation Plans

Blanket bog conservation


Corncrake Conservation

Protecting Corncrakes and their habitats

The landscape is changing faster than ever. Increasing pressures on land resources are posing serious threats to the existence of our wildlife. Here you can find out about our work on a number of cooperative conservation projects to protect vulnerable species across Ireland.

The CABB project

Cooperation Across Borders for Biodiversity (CABB) is a cross-border INTERREG VA project to protect breeding waders and manage bog habitats in border counties of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland.


The Curlew EIP

BirdWatch Ireland is working with partners to protect breeding Curlew in Galway and Leitrim as part of a European Innovation Partnership (EIP) which is funded by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Marine (DAFM), supporting cooperative action at a local level.


Corncrakes were one of Ireland’s best-loved and most familiar birds of rural areas.  Efforts to save them have prevented extinction, but they are now confined to part of Donegal and West Connaught.

Our News and Events

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August 11, 2020

Dalkey Islands Tern Project – 2020 season wrap

It’s hard to believe that the Dalkey tern season is wrapping up! Pretty soon these tiny seabirds will begin the arduous journey south for the winter. Common Terns migrate as…

Outing to Wicklow Woodlands

***** Due to Covid-19 restrictions this event has been cancelled ***** *************************************** Saturday 23rd May 2020 ********************************** Our Dublin-Tolka branch invite you to join them for a day in lovely…