Our quarterly member's magazine


Our quarterly members magazine, Wings, is packed full of news and information including regular features such as:

  • Latest News
  • Site Guides
  • Species Features
  • Photo Galleries
  • Events and Branch Information
  • Reviews
  • Rare Bird News

In the current issue

  • Irish Garden Bird Survey: Brian Burke breaks down the results from last winter and looks forward to the start of this winter’s survey on 28th November.
  • Winter Diary: Dick Coombes highlights some of the key birds to watch out for over the coming months.
  • Big win for waders: BirdWatch Ireland celebrates securing a major win for biodiversity in Ireland’s CAP Strategic Plan, as Oonagh Duggan explains.
  • Cooperating Across Borders of Biodiversity (CABB): as this landmark five-year inter-regional project draws to a close, Anita Donaghy outlines the substantial benefits it has delivered for endangered breeding waders and protected blanket bogs.
  • Sinéad Loughran of our Fair Seas project team explains BirdWatch Ireland’s outrage and disappointment at the Irish Government’s decision to allow the removal of gull eggs and nests in parts of Co. Dublin, which is in clear breach of EU law.
  • BirdWatch Ireland CEO Linda Lennon reports on her recent visit to Co. Cork to meet some of the members and organisations involved in local bird conservation and community projects.
  • Ireland’s Coastline Past and Present, by Richard Nairn.
  • Down by the sea, a Cillín Ó Foghlú photo gallery.
  • A garden in the hills: Cóilín MacLochlainn visits the wildlife-rich garden of Paul and Drusilla Cleary in Cruagh, Co. Dublin.
  • Ringing Tales – Cape Clear Island: Brian Burke talks to Steve Wing, Wildlife Officer at our Cape Clear Bird Observatory off the coast of West Cork, about the island’s bird-ringing programme.
  • Farmers urged to avail of new Barn Owl funding: John Lusby reports.
  • Ainmneacha Éanlaith Éireann: our regular Irish-language column about the origins of Irish bird names, by Fearghas MacLochlainn.
  • Branching Out: our regular round-up of the activities of BirdWatch Ireland’s volunteer-led branches around the country.
  • We review the landmark new publication The Birds of County Cork.
  • Stephen McAvoy on the Rare Bird News from last spring
  • New BirdTrack app launched to help you log your bird records and other nature sightings.
  • Win a copy of the brand-new edition of Irish Birds, David Cabot’s popular book, in our crossword competition.
  • Plus lots, lots more!

Wings – Number 106 – Winter 2022

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