Irish Birds

Ireland's premier ornithological journal

Irish Birds

The scientific journal of BirdWatch Ireland, Irish Birds, comes as part of a key membership. This publication contains:

  • The latest in Irish ornithological research
  • Irish Rare Bird Report
  • Irish Ringing Report

In the current issue

  • Estimates of waterbird numbers wintering in Ireland, 2011/12 – 2015/16. Brian Burke, Lesley J. Lewis, Niamh Fitzgerald, Teresa Frost, Graham Austin, & T. David Tierney
  • The status and ecology of a remnant population of Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus  in the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks, Kerry. Allen Mee
  • Barnacle Geese Branta leucopsis in Ireland: results of the 2018 census. Susan Doyle, Alyn Walsh, Barry J. McMahon & T. David Tierney.
  • Diet of Barn Owl Tyto Alba in East County Cork. Patrick Smiddy.
  • Addressing the data dearth for Irish avifauna: biometrics of Skylarks Alauda Arvensis inhabiting airfield grasslands. Thomas C. Kelly, Neil E. Coughlan, Eileen Dillane, Ricky Whelan & Patrick Smiddy.
  • Barn Owl Tyto Alba diet in Ireland: a review. Patrick Smiddy, D. Paddy Sleeman & John O’Halloran.
  • An account of Purple Martin Progne Subis records from Ireland and Britain durig the 19th century. Declan T.G. Quigley

Irish Birds 2014 Part 1

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Irish Rare Birds Committee

The Irish Rare Birds Committee (IRBC) is responsible for maintaining a list of the birds recorded in the Republic of Ireland and in addition the inshore waters up to 30km from the nearest land or where relevant, the median point between Ireland and Great Britain

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Irish Rare Breeding Birds Panel

The Irish Rare Breeding Bird Panel (IRBBP) compiles records of rare breeding birds, typically those species with 100 or fewer pairs in Ireland. Ireland’s bird populations are constantly changing, and it is vital to track the fortunes of our rarer species, some of which are colonising and expanding and several of which are declining.

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