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# birds - Saturday 19 February, 2022

BirdWatch Ireland calls for reports of invasive parrot species after sightings in Dublin park
# Ring-necked Parakeets
# Ring-necked Parakeets

BirdWatch Ireland calls for reports of invasive parrot species after sightings in Dublin park

Feb 19th 2022, 8:00 PM 65,088 Views 42 Comments

The birds have been spotted in Griffith Park in Drumcondra.

# birds - Monday 10 January, 2022

Flamingos and penguins among birds taken inside at Dublin Zoo, Fota Wildlife and Belfast Zoo
# Bird Flu Fears
# Bird Flu Fears

Flamingos and penguins among birds taken inside at Dublin Zoo, Fota Wildlife and Belfast Zoo

Updated Jan 10th 2022, 1:50 PM 28,419 Views 10 Comments

Three outbreaks of bird flu have been detected in the past three months in Ireland.

# birds - Sunday 12 December, 2021

Northern Ireland experiencing ‘largest ever’ avian flu outbreak
# Birds
# Birds

Northern Ireland experiencing ‘largest ever’ avian flu outbreak

Dec 12th 2021, 4:00 PM 30,649 Views 13 Comments

Some 14,000 in Armagh and 22,000 in Tyrone were humanely culled to control the outbreak.

# birds - Friday 6 August, 2021

Plastic found in thousands of seabird nests across Europe 'poses a threat'
# Plastic Pollution
# Plastic Pollution

Plastic found in thousands of seabird nests across Europe 'poses a threat'

Aug 6th 2021, 2:23 PM 11,914 Views 13 Comments

Researchers examined 10,274 nests across the Northern Europe – with 12% of them found to contain plastic debris.

# birds - Saturday 24 July, 2021

Why are seagulls so loud right now - and can anything be done about it?
# Cull Of The Wild
# Cull Of The Wild

Why are seagulls so loud right now - and can anything be done about it?

Jul 24th 2021, 7:30 AM 66,580 Views 55 Comments

You might have noticed some squawking from very early in the morning. Here’s why it’s happening.

# birds - Saturday 22 May, 2021

Quiz: How much do you know about cuckoos and vultures?
# Birdbrained
# Birdbrained

Quiz: How much do you know about cuckoos and vultures?

May 22nd 2021, 10:00 PM 32,818 Views 5 Comments

Don’t get in a flap about this.

# birds - Saturday 1 May, 2021

Quiz: How much do you know about swallows?
# Tweet Tweet Weet
# Tweet Tweet Weet

Quiz: How much do you know about swallows?

May 1st 2021, 10:00 PM 50,408 Views 24 Comments

A sign that summer is almost here.

# birds - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Almost 50% increase in Irish birds on endangered list following 'alarming' population declines
# Nature
# Nature

Almost 50% increase in Irish birds on endangered list following 'alarming' population declines

Apr 15th 2021, 8:13 AM 16,898 Views 21 Comments

One in four birds is now on the so-called red list.

# birds - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Australia plans to kill pigeon that crossed Pacific from the US
# Birds
# Birds

Australia plans to kill pigeon that crossed Pacific from the US

Jan 14th 2021, 8:55 AM 116,044 Views 83 Comments

The pigeon arrived at the garden of Kevin Celli-Bird, who says he has no interest in birds “apart from my last name”.

# birds - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

Foxes and crows may need to be culled to protect ground-nesting birds, study suggests
# A Crow To Pluck
# A Crow To Pluck

Foxes and crows may need to be culled to protect ground-nesting birds, study suggests

Jul 21st 2020, 6:20 AM 18,054 Views 58 Comments

The Eurasian Curlew is one of the birds at risk in Ireland as three-quarters of ground-nesting bird species face a decline in numbers around Europe.

# birds - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Conservationists slam 'horrific and illegal' mass poisoning of buzzards in Co Cork
# Birds
# Birds

Conservationists slam 'horrific and illegal' mass poisoning of buzzards in Co Cork

May 13th 2020, 11:37 AM 29,904 Views 56 Comments

BirdWatch Ireland said that 23 dead buzzards were recovered near Timoleague last December.

# birds - Saturday 9 November, 2019

Extract: 'Birds are vessels for a lasting happiness that can be hard to find in other avenues of life'
# An Post Book Awards
# An Post Book Awards

Extract: 'Birds are vessels for a lasting happiness that can be hard to find in other avenues of life'

Nov 9th 2019, 4:00 PM 13,353 Views 1 Comment

I’ve seen species from my bedroom window that I haven’t seen anywhere else, writes Conor W. O’Brien in an extract from his book.

# birds - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

Nesting boxes for swifts being installed at revamped Leinster House
# Conservation
# Conservation

Nesting boxes for swifts being installed at revamped Leinster House

Aug 27th 2019, 6:05 AM 10,305 Views 30 Comments

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said the boxes will help protect the threatened species of bird.

# birds - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Climate change happening faster than many animals can adapt, study finds
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Climate change happening faster than many animals can adapt, study finds

Jul 23rd 2019, 4:00 PM 14,951 Views 76 Comments

Meanwhile, Health Minister Simon Harris has launched a public consultation on the impact of climate change on the health sector.

# birds - Sunday 7 July, 2019

Quiz: Native Irish bird species are in decline - test your knowledge on them before they disappear
# Irish Wildlife
# Irish Wildlife

Quiz: Native Irish bird species are in decline - test your knowledge on them before they disappear

Jul 7th 2019, 8:00 PM 28,250 Views 21 Comments

Can you tell your curlews from your corncrakes?

# birds - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

Irish bird numbers 'dramatically' declining with some species facing extinction
# Wing And A Prayer
# Wing And A Prayer

Irish bird numbers 'dramatically' declining with some species facing extinction

Jul 2nd 2019, 4:58 PM 16,741 Views 54 Comments

The warning comes from BirdWatch Ireland, with agriculture and climate change blamed.

# birds - Sunday 24 February, 2019

This deserted island is up for grabs at €1.25m - and some people think the government should buy it
# For Sale
# For Sale

This deserted island is up for grabs at €1.25m - and some people think the government should buy it

Feb 24th 2019, 4:00 PM 97,901 Views 70 Comments

Madigan says it would require ‘considerable resource commitments’ to buy the island off the coast of Galway.

# birds - Friday 28 December, 2018

This little brown duck was once thought to be extinct - now, its been released back into the wild
# Quack
# Quack

This little brown duck was once thought to be extinct - now, its been released back into the wild

Dec 28th 2018, 7:30 PM 14,832 Views 12 Comments

Meet the Madagascar pochard.

# birds - Friday 8 June, 2018

Gannets on Little Skellig are using plastic to build their nests
# Huge Concern
# Huge Concern

Gannets on Little Skellig are using plastic to build their nests

Jun 8th 2018, 2:47 PM 23,216 Views 30 Comments

Use of plastic by the 70,000 or so gannets in the colony has “become obvious”.

# birds - Sunday 18 March, 2018

These are the best places in the world to go birdwatching
# Peepers
# Peepers

These are the best places in the world to go birdwatching

Mar 18th 2018, 6:30 PM 12,311 Views 17 Comments

From South Africa to Ecuador.

# birds - Monday 5 March, 2018

Appeal for help after a dozen exotic birds escaped Dublin aviary during Storm Emma
# Escapees
# Escapees

Appeal for help after a dozen exotic birds escaped Dublin aviary during Storm Emma

Mar 5th 2018, 6:45 PM 17,693 Views 13 Comments

It is understood that about 12 birds escaped the enclosure.

# birds - Saturday 4 November, 2017

Birds may learn new songs in similar way to how children learn new language
# Singalong
# Singalong

Birds may learn new songs in similar way to how children learn new language

Nov 4th 2017, 10:30 AM 6,418 Views 5 Comments

Their strategy also resembles methods used in computer linguistics to compare documents.

# birds - Sunday 29 October, 2017

'Ireland makes headlines in Norway when a white-tailed eagle is killed here'
# Birdwatch
# Birdwatch

'Ireland makes headlines in Norway when a white-tailed eagle is killed here'

Oct 29th 2017, 10:00 PM 70,525 Views 58 Comments

The Norwegian government donated 15 white-tailed eagles to Ireland in 2007, in an attempt to reintroduce the species here.

# birds - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

Endangered bird found dead with gunshot wounds in Co Down
# Red Kite
# Red Kite

Endangered bird found dead with gunshot wounds in Co Down

Aug 22nd 2017, 10:15 PM 21,015 Views 53 Comments

Conservationists are calling it a “deliberate” attack.

# birds - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

Australia: Plane makes emergency landing after flock of birds sucked into its engine
# Air Asia
# Air Asia

Australia: Plane makes emergency landing after flock of birds sucked into its engine

Jul 4th 2017, 7:12 AM 14,830 Views 15 Comments

Passengers reported seeing sparks coming from one the plane’s engines.

# birds - Saturday 24 June, 2017

Shape of bird eggs related to their ability to fly - study
# Scrambled Theories
# Scrambled Theories

Shape of bird eggs related to their ability to fly - study

Jun 24th 2017, 1:00 PM 7,536 Views 8 Comments

It goes against theories that eggs are shaped to suit their environment; eg, to stop them rolling off a cliff face.

# birds - Sunday 16 April, 2017

7,000 year old penguin poo reveals volcanic eruptions almost wiped out Antarctic sea bird colony
# Innovative Technique
# Innovative Technique

7,000 year old penguin poo reveals volcanic eruptions almost wiped out Antarctic sea bird colony

Apr 16th 2017, 11:30 AM 11,537 Views 11 Comments

The changes in penguin populations had been linked to climate change.

# birds - Sunday 12 February, 2017

New plan to stop extinction of corncrake in Ireland
# Indigenous Species
# Indigenous Species

New plan to stop extinction of corncrake in Ireland

Feb 12th 2017, 7:30 AM 15,460 Views 14 Comments

The bird used to be widespread in Ireland but is now only found along the north coast of Donegal and in the west of Mayo and Connemara.

# birds - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

All birds at Dublin Zoo have been moved indoors over flu threat
# In You Get
# In You Get

All birds at Dublin Zoo have been moved indoors over flu threat

Jan 11th 2017, 3:01 PM 8,715 Views 11 Comments

The measure was taken to prevent birds from contracting bird flu from wild birds.

# birds - Friday 23 December, 2016

Poultry owners warned to keep their birds indoors
# Bird Flu Outbreak
# Bird Flu Outbreak

Poultry owners warned to keep their birds indoors

Dec 23rd 2016, 2:34 PM 9,009 Views 8 Comments

It’s a precautionary measure after outbreaks of bird flu in the UK.

# birds - Monday 11 April, 2016

Peregrine falcon found dead at Dalkey Quarry
# Wildlife
# Wildlife

Peregrine falcon found dead at Dalkey Quarry

Apr 11th 2016, 1:32 PM 20,871 Views 53 Comments

The quarry was the site of an attempted poisoning of some falcons in 2014.

# birds - Sunday 6 December, 2015

Wealthy hunters are giving thousands of killed birds to food banks in Britain
# Grouse
# Grouse

Wealthy hunters are giving thousands of killed birds to food banks in Britain

Dec 6th 2015, 8:45 AM 14,623 Views 40 Comments

Donating the meat is aimed at improving the image of grouse hunting.

# birds - Monday 10 August, 2015

What happens when an eagle spots a drone? There's only one winner

What happens when an eagle spots a drone? There's only one winner

Aug 10th 2015, 9:48 PM 24,639 Views 7 Comments

It’s the bird, in case you couldn’t guess.

# birds - Saturday 8 August, 2015

QUIZ: Did these seagull attack stories actually happen?
# The Birds
# The Birds

QUIZ: Did these seagull attack stories actually happen?

Aug 8th 2015, 8:00 PM 23,143 Views 31 Comments

How prepared are you for a gull attack? Let’s find out.

# birds - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

Seagulls: A Timeline Of Their Reign Of Terror In Ireland
# Gulls Gone Wild
From The Daily Edge
# Gulls Gone Wild

Seagulls: A Timeline Of Their Reign Of Terror In Ireland

Jul 21st 2015, 11:22 AM 5,585 Views 2 Comments

They’re back.

# birds - Saturday 18 July, 2015

The UK wants to take on 'aggressive' seagulls
# Angry Birds
# Angry Birds

The UK wants to take on 'aggressive' seagulls

Jul 18th 2015, 3:45 PM 18,557 Views 40 Comments

Prime Minister David Cameron says there needs to be a ‘big conversation’ about what to do about their behaviour.

# birds - Monday 13 July, 2015

The Poolbeg Chimneys have some very unusual residents
# Quill To Power
# Quill To Power

The Poolbeg Chimneys have some very unusual residents

Jul 13th 2015, 2:04 PM 18,010 Views 9 Comments

Here’s a glimpse into their life.

# birds - Sunday 26 April, 2015

The swallows are back from Africa and that means summer has officially begun
# Welcome Home
# Welcome Home

The swallows are back from Africa and that means summer has officially begun

Apr 26th 2015, 8:30 AM 33,246 Views 31 Comments

Don’t forget these little guys are a protected species…

# birds - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

Two Cavan mushroom pickers got really sick because of bird poop
# It Wasn't Me
# It Wasn't Me

Two Cavan mushroom pickers got really sick because of bird poop

Apr 15th 2015, 7:00 AM 22,097 Views 22 Comments

It all ended up okay, in the end.

# birds - Friday 13 February, 2015

Think our seagulls are bad? Try being attacked by an angry owl
# Angry Birds
# Angry Birds

Think our seagulls are bad? Try being attacked by an angry owl

Feb 13th 2015, 8:35 PM 12,035 Views 28 Comments

One US town has erected signs to warn of malicious birds.

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