Species Recovery Appeal

Help us to conserve and protect Ireland's most threatened birds


Irish Garden Bird Survey

Get involved and let us know what birds are using your garden this winter!


Starling Murmuration Survey

If you see a Starling murmuration this winter, or find a roost, please let us know!

Welcome to BirdWatch Ireland, the largest independent conservation organisation in Ireland. Established in 1968, we currently have over 15,000 members and supporters and a local network of over 30 branches nationwide.

Irish Garden Bird Survey

The survey is back, and we need your help again to find out how Ireland’s garden birds fare through the cold winter months. The survey is very easy to do, doesn’t require much time, and is a great way to get familiar with the species and behaviours of the birds in your garden. Most importantly, it provides us with really useful information for our monitoring and conservation work!

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Our work matters

We are the largest independent conservation organisation in Ireland. The primary objective of BirdWatch Ireland is the protection of wild birds and their habitats in Ireland. In order to fulfil this objective we undertake a wide variety of work:

Species & Habitat Conservation

BirdWatch Ireland is committed to supporting the conservation of Ireland’s birds and their habitats.

Advocacy & Policy

We work to influence others who have the ability and power to protect and enhance the living world.

Research & Surveys

Learn about the science behind our work and get involved in bird surveying.

Fun & Learning

Here you will find teacher training materials and fun activities for children.


Find out about our national network of nature reserves, when to visit and what you could see.

Cape Clear Bird Observatory

Learn about the important work that goes on at one of the best places to watch seabird migration in Europe.

Discover Ireland’s Birds

In Ireland we have around 200 ‘regularly occurring’ bird species, some of which are here all year round and others that migrate to spend part of the year here. Of those migratory species, some come here for the summer to nest and other comes here to spend the winter. If we include rare ‘vagrant’ species, then over 450 bird species have been recorded in Ireland.

Garden Birds

What to do if you find a baby bird or injured bird

List of Ireland’s Birds

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April 13, 2022

New analysis charts fortunes of wintering waterbirds at a hundred Irish wetlands

  The fortunes of Ireland’s wintering waterbird species have been published for 97 lakes, rivers and coastal estuaries across Ireland. You can now see how different species of ducks, waders…

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Visit our shop to for all of your bird care needs, including feeders, birdfood and nestboxes, as well as a wide variety of books, optical equipment including binoculars and telescopes, and even a range of t-shirts featuring your favourite Irish birds! By purchasing from our shop you’re helping support and fund our vital conservation work across the country.

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