BirdWatch Ireland

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BirdWatch Ireland is the largest independent conservation organisation in Ireland. Their aim is the conservation of wild birds and their natural habitats. Established in 1968, they currently have over 14,000 members and supporters and a local network of over 20 branches nationwide.

BirdWatch Ireland are involved in many conservation projects which aim to protect Ireland’s birds and their habitats. This work enables them to report on the status and distribution of wild birds in Ireland and, through their policy and advocacy work, is used to influence others who have the ability and power to protect and enhance biodiversity.

BirdWatch own or manage an increasing number of reserves which protect threatened habitats and the birds that rely on them. Further details are presented in their Reserves Section.
Research and Surveys: BirdWatch Ireland is involved in many research and monitoring projects. These include ongoing and long-term monitoring projects that aim to track how populations of Ireland’s birds are faring over time. For a description on all current surveys click here
Events: BirdWatch Ireland runs a large number of events throughout the year, most of which are free of charge and open to members and non-members alike. For full details of upcoming events that are taking place close to you, please visit links here
Kids Zone: BirdWatch also host a Kids Zone page, providing an educational platform for children to take part in projects and contribute to sightings. Click here for more details

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Members receive a quarterly magazine, “e-Wings”, full of information about birds and other wildlife. BirdWatch Ireland also publishes the journal “Irish Birds” on an annual basis. For further details of annual membership, please visit their Membership Section
Birdfood, feeders, books and other sales goods are available. Please see the on-line shop for details. Sales catalogues are available upon request. You can also visit the BirdWatch Ireland shop in Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow.

You can also help BirdWatch by donating, volunteering or sponsoring them for a project. Click here for more details.

Contact Details:

BirdWatch Ireland

P.O. Box 12


Co. Wicklow


Tel: 353 (0)1 2819878

Fax: 353 (0)1 2810997



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