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.
COVID-19 Emergency Fundraising Appeal
Ireland's birds have helped us . . . please, return the favour
Irish Garden Bird Survey
Help us by counting your garden birds this winter
Welcome to BirdWatch Ireland
Protecting birds and biodiversity
Barn Owl Survey
We are undertaking a survey of Barn Owls and are looking for your help. Please report any information on Barn Owls, including potential nest sites, sightings and also if you have installed a nest box for Barn Owls. This information will greatly help our survey efforts. (Photo: Mike Brown)
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.