Research & Surveys

The science behind our work

Our surveys and research projects allow us to monitor the changing status of birds in Ireland, helping us to focus our conservation work on our most threatened birds and habitats.

Volunteer Surveys

Much of our important conservation work relies on the data collected through the bird surveys we run. Join the thousands of dedicated volunteers across Ireland taking part in our bird surveys and help us protect nature in your area.


Research Projects

Informed by our surveys and monitoring work, our research projects focus on gaining a deeper understanding of the changes in bird populations and their habitats in Ireland.


Species & Habitat Conservation

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.