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: an analysis of last winter’s results, by Brian Burke, plus all you need to take part in this winter’s survey.
  • A beginners’ guide to Ireland’s pigeons and doves, by Niall Hatch.
  • In his Winter Diary, Dick Coombes reports on the birds to look out for during the upcoming season.
  • Lockdown Tales: bringing you our members’ accounts of enjoying nature in the time of Covid-19.
  • Starling Murmurations: Brian Burke explains all, and asks for your help in logging sightings this winter.
  • Ireland’s Farmland Bird Hotspots, by Anita Donaghy, Oonagh Duggan and John Kennedy.
  • Waders at Risk, a John Fox photo gallery.
  • Ringing tales: ringing in Ireland –  Brian Burke fills us in on the hows and whys of bird ringing.
  • Cóilín MacLochlainn tells us about the new red-list of European birds, produced by BirdLife International and its partner organisations.
  • Michael Bell reports on BirdWatch Ireland’s efforts to survey and protect the Marsh Fritillary, one of Ireland’s most threatened butterflies.
  • 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.
  • Stephen McAvoy on the Rare Bird News from summer 2021.
  • Win a fantastic guide to the wildflowers of Ireland in our crossword competition.
  • Plus lots, lots more!

Wings – Number 103 – Winter 2021

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