Our Mission:
Protecting Ireland’s Wild Birds and Their Habitats

The primary objective of BirdWatch Ireland is the protection of wild birds and their habitats in Ireland through the efforts of our staff, members and volunteers alike.  In order to fulfil this objective, we carry out extensive research and survey work, operate applied conservation projects and manage a network of reserves nationwide; we prepare and advocate policies; we recruit, retain and service a growing membership base; we promote the importance of this work through field education, dedicated media (such as Wings magazine, the BirdWatch Ireland website, our annual journal Irish Birds and other publications) and to the national media.


About Us

BirdWatch Ireland is 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. 

Board of Directors

Click here for our current Board of Directors.

Our Work

Click here to discover more about our conservation work.


Click here to learn more out the benefits of birdWatch Ireland membership. Click here to join Birdwatch Ireland as a member.

 Support Us

Click here to learn about how you can help us to protect Ireland's wild birds and their habitats.

Our Online Shop

Click here for our online shop, with wonderful children’s gifts, an extensive range of binoculars and optical equipment, birdfood, feeders, books and many other exciting items. You can also visit the BirdWatch Ireland “Wings” shop in Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow.

Registered in Ireland, No. 116468.  Registered Charity No. 5703.
Registered Office: Unit 20, Block D, Bullford Business Campus, Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow
BirdWatch Ireland is the trading name of the Irish Wildbird Conservancy, a company limited by guarantee. 

Contact us

Unit 20, Block D, Bullford Business Campus, Kilcoole, Greystones, Co. Wicklow,
A63 RW83, Ireland
 353 (0)1 2819878 353 (0)1 2819878 Fax: 353 (0)1 2810997

How to find us

For directions to BirdWatch Ireland's Headquarters and Shop in Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow, please click here.


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