Bird ringing demonstration from BirdWatch Ireland

Another fantastic bird ringing demonstration from BirdWatch Ireland and BirdWatch Ireland Wicklow Branch yesterday at the East Coast Nature Reserve. Huge thanks to all involved, for this opportunity for families and bird watchers to see the birds up close.

This bird ringing is carried out by licensed professionals as part of tracking and conservation efforts to support our wild birds. If you want to help continue this work you can do so by taking part in their citizen science event, the Irish Garden Bird Survey!

Launching on Monday, 27th November, the Irish Garden Bird Survey is BirdWatch Ireland’s most popular citizen science survey, with around two thousand gardens taking part each year. Between December and February each year, they ask members of the public to keep note of the highest number of each bird species visiting their garden every week. Why do we count garden birds? As the Irish countryside changes, gardens are becoming increasingly important havens for many species, and it is vital for us to know how their populations are faring. The Irish Garden Bird Survey does this not only by giving us a good idea of how our garden birds themselves are doing, but also an indication of how the environment is faring in general.

You can find all you need to take part in the BirdWatch Ireland Irish Bird Survey and tips on attracting birds to your garden here:…/irish-garden-bird-survey/

🖨️ To help you get started recognising the frequent visitors to our bird feeders, you can download a copy of our frequently seen Irish garden birds poster here:…/1EoshWbIRmWU…/view…

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