Discover a wide range of publications from the BirdWatch Ireland archive

In addition to our membership magazines, Wings and Bird Detectives, BirdWatch Ireland issues a wide range of factsheets, articles, reports, scientific papers and other publications about birds and biodiversity in Ireland. Select from our Archive below:

Minutes of Annual General Meeting 2019

Crowe et al. 2015 – International Swan Census 2015, results from Ireland

Results of the 2015 International Swan Census in Ireland, as published in ‘Irish Birds’ – the scientific journal of BirdWatch Ireland. Crowe, O., McElwaine, J.G., Boland, H. & Enlander, I.J….

Hall et al 2016 – Icelandic Whooper Swan 2015 international census

Results from the 2015 International Swan Census, on the wintering grounds of the Icelandic Whooper Swan population. Published in ‘Wildfowl’, the Journal of the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT). Hall,…

International Swan Census 2020 Count Form

Form for recording Whooper and Bewick’s Swan counts during the International Swan Census, 11th and 12th January 2020. Alternatively, counts can be submitted online.

Planting for Birds

Tips for some trees and shrubs you can plant in your garden to make it more bird and wildlife friendly throughout the year. Some plants are great sources of natural…

Irish Garden Bird Survey Form (2019/20)

This is the form to use to record your garden birds on for the Irish Garden Bird Survey 2019/20, which starts in December 2019.

I-WeBS News 2019

The newsletter for I-WeBS counters, published in August 2019 in advance of the 2019/20 I-WeBS season.

Co. Offaly Swift Survey Report 2017

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Co. Tipperary Swift Survey Report 2018

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Co. Westmeath Swift Survey Report 2018

Westmeath Swift Survey 2018 Final Report (

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