Europe and Central Asia

Ireland - BirdWatch Ireland

BirdLife Partner

Founded in 1968
15000 members
Staff: 30
Unit 20, Block D, Bullford Business Campus, Kilcoole, IE
Tel. +353 1 281 9878; Fax +353 1 281 0997


Mission of the organisation

To Protect and Study Birds and their Habitat.

Key Activities

  • Research and Surveys
  • Education
  • Site Protection and Land Management
  • Lobbying and Advocacy

Recent Achievements

  • More than 2,000 visitors took part in BirdWatch Ireland's open day, "Discovering Birds at Bull Island"
  • 21 branches organised events around the National Dawn Chorus Day, the fourth year the event has been held
  • Branch volunteers organised a total of 369 nationwide events, raising awareness of the organisation and the work it carries out
  • Opened a new branch in West Kerry
  • Published planing and site protection guidelines, and held a workshop on the topic
  • The Cape Clear Bird Observatory national appeal raised in excess of US$33,000;
  • The Seabird 2000 programme surveyed seabirds at the largest seabird colonies of international importance. Ireland hosts Europe's healthiest population of Roseate Terns
  • Made 20 site protection interventions, each in response to development pressure affecting a SPA. Of the 20 interventions, in five cases the threat was removed, in two the decision went against conservation and the outcome of the remaining cases is awaited

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