Welcome to BirdWatch Ireland, the largest independent conservation organisation in Ireland. Established in 1968, we currently have over 15,000 members and supporters and a local network of over 30 branches nationwide.
Fledglings and their Parents
At this time of year you'll start to see fledgling birds appear in your garden. See below for some help identifying your fledglings.
Farmland Birds Appeal
Help us to protect Ireland's most threatened farmland birds
Welcome to BirdWatch Ireland
Protecting birds and biodiversity
The health and well-being of our staff, our customers and the communities in which we live are of the utmost importance to us. In light of announcement by the Irish Government on 27th March 2020 of new restrictions that have been introduced to combat the spread of COVID-19, we wish to inform all of our valued members, supporters and customers that the BirdWatch Ireland online shop is now closed for business until further notice.
Regrettably, this means that we are unable to process any new orders for the time being. All orders that are currently pending will be fulfilled once governmental regulations permit us to do so. If you would prefer to cancel your order, we will be pleased to issue a refund to you.
Please note that our physical shop in Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow is also closed at the moment, as are our offices around the country, and that all BirdWatch Ireland branch events are cancelled until further notice. If you wish to contact us while our offices our closed, please email email@example.com and we will do our very best to respond as soon as possible.
Many thanks for your support and your understanding.
Our work matters
We are the largest independent conservation organisation in Ireland. The primary objective of BirdWatch Ireland is the protection of wild birds and their habitats in Ireland. In order to fulfil this objective we undertake a wide variety of work:
Discover Ireland’s Birds
In Ireland we have around 200 ‘regularly occurring’ bird species, some of which are here all year round and others that migrate to spend part of the year here. Of those migratory species, some come here for the summer to nest and other comes here to spend the winter. If we include rare ‘vagrant’ species, then over 450 bird species have been recorded in Ireland.
BirdWatch Ireland Shop
Visit our shop to for all of your bird care needs, including feeders, birdfood and nestboxes, as well as a wide variety of books, optical equipment including binoculars and telescopes, and even a range of t-shirts featuring your favourite Irish birds! By purchasing from our shop you’re helping support and fund our vital conservation work across the country.