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:

Bird Detectives 20 Winter 2020

Wings – Number 99 – Winter 2020

Barn Owls in Ireland – Info on ecology and their conservation

Information on the ecology and conservation of Barn Owls in Ireland, including advice and plans for building and installing Barn Owl nestboxes

Environmnetal Pillar Sustainability Impact Assessment of Fishing Opportunities for 2021

A consultation response from the Environmental Pillar in response to Minister McConlogue’s Sustainability Impact Assessment of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea’s (ICES) advice on fishing opportunities…

Sociable Starlings (Wings, Winter 2014)

A ‘species’ focus’ article all about Starlings, from the winter 2014 edition of our Wings magazine that BirdWatch Ireland members receive four times each year.

Kelly (2020) Common Fisheries Policy 2020 – A Discarded Opportunity

This report by BirdWatch Ireland published in November 2020 reviews the progress the Irish Government and the European Union have made in implementing the Common Fisheries Policy. The report focuses…

Irish Garden Bird Survey – Survey Form 2020/21

Joint statement in relation to the High Court Judicial Review on restrictions on trawling activity inside the 6nm limit

In an unprecedented response to the recent decision by Ireland’s High Court to overturn the ban on fishing vessels larger than 18m from operating within six nautical miles of the…

Irish Garden Bird Survey results 2018/19

Results from the Irish Garden Bird Survey 2018/19, as featured in the winter 2019 edition of our membership magazine ‘Wings’.

Annual Report – 2019

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