BirdWatch Ireland and Branches
- BirdWatch Ireland
Established in 1968, BirdWatch Ireland is the largest independent conservation organisation in Ireland.
- Cavan Branch
- Cork Branch
- Carlow Branch (Facebook)
- Fingal Branch
- Galway Branch
- Kildare Branch
- Laois Branch (Facebook)
- Limerick Branch (Facebook)
- Mayo Branch
- Meath Branch (Facebook)
- North Louth Branch
- Roscommon Branch
- Sligo Branch (Facebook)
- Tipperary Branch
- Tolka Branch
- Waterford Branch
- West Cork
- Wicklow Branch (Facebook)
Miscellaneous Links - Ireland
- An Taisce
The National Trust for Ireland.
- Bat Conservation Ireland
Conservation of Ireland's bats
- Birding Image Quality Tool
Kerry birder Mike O'Keeffe's facinating blog on bird identification from photographs.
- Birds Ireland
Broadcaster and author Eric Dempsey's website.
An online bird recording scheme run jointly by the BOU, BTO and BirdWatch Ireland.
- Bull Island Birds
The North Bull Island biodiversity website.
- Butterfly Ireland
All about Ireland's butterflies.
- Connemara National Park
- David Daly - Artist
Wildlife art & watercolours by Wexford artist Dave Daly.
- Dermot Breen's Blog
Words and pictures by Dermot Breen.
- Dublin Naturalists' Field Club
The DNFC has the general aim of promoting interest in all branches of natural history.
- Dun Laoghaire - Rathdown County Council
- Environmental Protection Agency
Protects the environment through its licensing, enforcement and monitoring activities.
- Eugene Archer's 'Sparrow Chatter' Blog
Eugene Archer is a French based Irish birder and artist.
- Eugene Archer on Flickr
Art work and photos by Eugene Archer.
- Golden Eagle Trust
Implements the Irish Golden Eagle and other reintroduction projects.
- Graham Clarke's Blog
Birding pictures and stories by Norfolk based Irish birder Graham Clarke.
- Hen Harrier Facebook
Facebook page devoted to the Hen Harrier in Ireland.
- Hen Harrier Ireland
Where you can follow the latest research on one of Ireland's and Europe's most spectacular yet rarest and most threatened birds of prey.
- The Heritage Council
Assists individuals and communities participate in the development and conservation of their heritage assets.
- Irish Bird Images
Photography by Paul and Andrea Kelly.
- Irish Birds
Tom Shevlin's great pictures of rare and common birds.
- Irish Garden Birds
Oran O’Sullivan’s great site all about the birds you can see in your garden.
- Irish Peatland Conservation Council (IPCC)
Aims to conserve bogs and fens of Ireland for future generations.
- Irish Ramsar Wetlands Committee
Promotes implementation of the Ramsar Convention.
- Irish Rare Birds Committee (IRBC)
Maintains the list of the birds recorded in the Republic of Ireland.
- Irish Rare Breeding Birds Panel
The panel compiles records of rare breeding birds, typically those species with 100 or fewer pairs.
- Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG)
Dedicated to the conservation and better understanding of whales, dolphins and porpoise in Irish waters.
- John Coveney Photography
Photographs of people, places and wildlife.
- Kerry Birding
Birding news and pictures from Kerry.
- Louth Nature Trust
Promoting nature conservation in County Louth.
- Mark Carmody Images
Pictures by wildlife photographer Mark Carmody.
- Met Éireann
The Irish Meteorological Service website.
- Michael O'Clery
Artwork by wildlife artist and author Michael O'Clery.
- National Museum of Ireland
- National Parks & Wildlife Service
Government department which maintains and enhances populations of flora and fauna in Ireland.
- Northern Ireland Birdwatchers Association
Documents and records information about the birds and wildlife of Northern Ireland.
- Northern Ireland Birdwatchers Association Records Committee
Maintaining the Northern Ireland bird list.
- Raw Birds
Bird pictures from around Europe by Dublin birder Paddy O'Keeffe.
- Rare and Scarce Bird Records of Northern Ireland
Lists of rare and scarce birds recorded in Northern Ireland
- Seal Rescue Ireland
A team of dedicated volunteers who take care of orphaned, sick and injured Common and Grey Seal pups that are rescued from around the coast of the Republic of Ireland.
- Tallaght Gulls & Rings
Graham Prole's record of ringed gulls in Tallaght and elsewhere.
- Wexford Wildfowl Reserve
BirdWatch Ireland and the National Parks and Wildlife Service working in partnership to study and protect wildfowl.
- Wicklow Mountains National Park
- Wildflowers of Ireland
Website containing photographs of Irish wildflowers.
Miscellaneous Links - Great Britain, Europe etc.
- Association of European Records and Rarities Committees (AERC)
Information about National Rarities Committees in Europe.
- Birding Beijing
Terry Townshend's website dedicated to celebrating the birds of China’s capital city.
- BirdLife International
A global partnership of conservation organisations that strives to conserve birds, habitats and biodiversity.
- British Birds Rarity Committee (BBRC)
The BBRC is the official adjudicator of rare bird records in Great Britain.
- British Ornithologists' Union (BOU)
Engages in a wide range of bird conservation projects.
- British Trust for Ornithology (BTO)
An independent charitable scientific research institute which undertakes many surveys including Bird Atlas 2007-2011.
- David Monticelli
Galleries of bird pictures from around the world by photographer David Monticelli.
- Dutch Birding
The website of the Dutch Birding Associantion.
- European Environment Agency
EU agency that provides independent information on the environment.
- Holarctic Listing
The late Richard Klim's checklist (spreadsheet) of the birds of the Holarctic Region.
- IOC World Bird List
Various lists (in spreadsheets) of world birds including subspecies compiled by the International Ornithologists’ Union.
- International Wader Study Group (IWSG)
Engages in researching waders and shorebirds.
- Internet Bird Collection (IBC)
Videos, photographs and sound recordings of all the Birds of the World.
Danish photographic and WP records website.
- Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
Intergovernmental treaty on the wise use of wetlands and their resources.
- Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)
Bird conservation organisation.
- Scilly Pelagics
Website of Ashley Fisher and Bob Flood who run pelagic trips from the Isles of Scilly and are the authors of the seabirds multimedia ID guides.
Finish photographic and WP records website.
- Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT)
Engages in the conservation of wetlands.
- World Wide Fund for Nature
Attempts to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment.
Sharing bird sounds from around the world.