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:

Burke et al. 2018 – Irish Waterbird Population Estimates 2011/12-15/16

Updated waterbird population estimates to 2015/16 based on I-WeBS data from the Republic of Ireland and WeBS data from Northern Ireland, as published in Irish Birds.

Burke et al 2022 – International Swan Census 2020 Results, Addendum

Addendum to main results of the International Swan Census 2020 in Ireland, which were originally published in Irish Birds in 2021.

Burke et al. 2021 – International Swan Census 2020, results from Ireland

Results of the International Swan Census 2020 in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The census is carried out every five years to determine the population size, distribution and…

Greylag and Pink-footed Geese in Ireland 2017/18-19/20

An update of the status of wintering Greylag and Pink-footed Geese in Ireland.

I-WeBS News 2021 (issue 25)

Issue 25 of ‘I-WeBS News’, the 2021 edition of the Irish Wetland Bird Survey newsletter. This issue features the usual Goose and Swan news, a ‘site focus’ on the habitat…

I-WeBS Data Request Form

Request form for the supply of I-WeBS data for academic and research purposes.   Other data requests, e.g. relating to planning applications, should be requested via the online form here.

I-WeBS Summary Report 2016/17 & 2017/18

This report summarises the results of the Irish Wetland Bird Survey (I-WeBS) in the winters of 2016/17 and 2017/18, and provides an update on the status of wintering waterbirds and…

Birds of Conservation Concern in Ireland (BOCCI) – Red & Amber Lists, 2014-2019

Birds listed on the red and amber lists of conservation concern in Ireland for the period 2014-2019, from the published study by Colhoun & Cummins (2013).

Waterbird Population Estimates 2011/12-15/16 (Irish Birds)

Peer-reviewed study updating the population estimates of wintering waterbird species in Ireland for the period 2011/12 to 2015/16.

Post-breeding Tern aggregations in Ireland (Irish Birds 2020)

Peer-reviewed study on post-breeding tern flocks around the Irish coast.

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