BirdWatch Ireland’s Garden Bird Survey

Get involved in Citizen Science: BirdWatch Ireland’s Garden Bird Survey starts Monday 27th November!

Thank you to our volunteers who helped us get things started for some winter garden bird feeding giving out free bird seed and identification posters at The Plaza Market today. And great job Elliott who even managed to spot a Goldcrest, Ireland’s smallest bird at 9cm in length, in the trees at the harbour!

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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