Late Nesting Bird Survey 2017


We are looking for breeding records of songbird species (Yellowhammer, Greenfinch, Goldfinch and Blackbird) actively nesting during the late season (August-September)

The spring and early summer is undoubtedly the peak time for nesting songbirds in Ireland. By August the peak nesting season for many of our birds is over. However, a few species, such as the Red-listed Yellowhammer and the more widespread Blackbird, Greenfinch or Goldfinch continue nesting activity right on into the autumn. We want to find out when the nesting season actually finishes.

BirdWatch Ireland are appealing to the public for late nesting bird records. Records of Yellowhammer, Blackbird, Greenfinch or Goldfinch displaying breeding behavior are sought during the months of August and September

More info on the four focus species can be found at the links below:





In addition to the species listed above we welcome records of other species seen to have nested during August and September. These can be emailed directly to



This project is kindly supported by the Heritage Council.


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