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# birdwatch-ireland - Friday 27 August, 2021

Loss of Ireland's biodiversity is accelerating - and we're missing the chance to halt it
# Endangered Species
# Endangered Species

Loss of Ireland's biodiversity is accelerating - and we're missing the chance to halt it

Aug 27th 2021, 12:05 AM 23,642 Views 40 Comments
  • A host of iconic Irish species and habitats are under threat, writes Niall Sargent in first part of Noteworthy's investigation into biodiversity loss
  • Virtually none of our protected nature areas have management plans
  • An expert forum has labelled the State as the “biggest transgressor of environmental law in Ireland”

# birdwatch-ireland - Thursday 26 August, 2021

Regulator appoints inspectors to investigate BirdWatch Ireland
# Investigation
# Investigation

Regulator appoints inspectors to investigate BirdWatch Ireland

Aug 26th 2021, 3:30 PM 35,426 Views 0 Comments

The charities regulator said a statutory investigation was warranted after a number of concerns were raised.

# birdwatch-ireland - 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 16,667 Views 21 Comments

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

# birdwatch-ireland - Saturday 15 August, 2020

A spike in seagulls? Locals in Dublin have concerns but experts say lockdown isn't to blame
# Angry Birds
# Angry Birds

A spike in seagulls? Locals in Dublin have concerns but experts say lockdown isn't to blame

Aug 15th 2020, 10:30 AM 38,318 Views 86 Comments

The seagull population of Dublin is now at its peak.

# birdwatch-ireland - 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 29,826 Views 56 Comments

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

# birdwatch-ireland - Friday 27 September, 2019

Ireland's Curlew population is 'on brink of extinction', warn conservationists
# Birdwatch Ireland
# Birdwatch Ireland

Ireland's Curlew population is 'on brink of extinction', warn conservationists

Sep 27th 2019, 6:12 PM 18,870 Views 58 Comments

The current Curlew population stands at just 138 pairs.

# birdwatch-ireland - 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 10,294 Views 30 Comments

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

# birdwatch-ireland - 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 16,631 Views 54 Comments

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

# birdwatch-ireland - 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 23,200 Views 30 Comments

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

# birdwatch-ireland - Friday 10 November, 2017

Concern after 15 swans killed by power lines in Co Donegal
# Electrocution
# Electrocution

Concern after 15 swans killed by power lines in Co Donegal

Nov 10th 2017, 10:51 PM 13,353 Views 17 Comments

At least 15 of the migratory birds have died at power lines in Carrigans in the northern county in recent times.

# birdwatch-ireland - Sunday 2 July, 2017

Irish people reporting sightings of hummingbirds that are actually moths
# Is It A Bird - No
# Is It A Bird - No

Irish people reporting sightings of hummingbirds that are actually moths

Jul 2nd 2017, 11:00 AM 33,101 Views 23 Comments

There has been an increase in sightings of hummingbird hawk-moths around the country this summer.

# birdwatch-ireland - Saturday 17 December, 2016

Farmers urged to check flocks after outbreak of bird flu in England
# H5N8
# H5N8

Farmers urged to check flocks after outbreak of bird flu in England

Dec 17th 2016, 2:17 PM 5,550 Views 4 Comments

An outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N8 (bird flu) has been confirmed in Lincolnshire.

# birdwatch-ireland - Thursday 15 October, 2015

Predicting this winter's weather is like 'gazing into a crystal ball'
# Winter Is Coming
# Winter Is Coming

Predicting this winter's weather is like 'gazing into a crystal ball'

Oct 15th 2015, 6:09 AM 31,819 Views 28 Comments

We asked the experts.

# birdwatch-ireland - Sunday 3 August, 2014

Are those pesky seagulls edging out the ducks in Stephen's Green? No, say the experts...
# Parks And Reproductions
# Parks And Reproductions

Are those pesky seagulls edging out the ducks in Stephen's Green? No, say the experts...

Aug 3rd 2014, 9:15 AM 8,209 Views 20 Comments

People have noticed a drop in the number of ducks in the park recently — but apparently it’s nothing to do with seagulls “losing the run of themselves” again…

# birdwatch-ireland - Sunday 1 September, 2013

Ireland’s most common birds of prey are in decline
# At Risk
# At Risk

Ireland’s most common birds of prey are in decline

Sep 1st 2013, 5:00 PM 17,169 Views 56 Comments

BirdWatch Ireland has warned that the long-eared owl, the barn owl and the kestrel are in crisis due to lack of food.

# birdwatch-ireland - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

You can look but not touch the... birds
# Hands Off
# Hands Off

You can look but not touch the... birds

Apr 30th 2013, 5:02 PM 8,701 Views 7 Comments

Photographers and children are among the worst offenders says the Irish Wildlife Trust.

# birdwatch-ireland - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

Vagrant birds flocking to Ireland as temperatures rise
# Birdwatching
# Birdwatching

Vagrant birds flocking to Ireland as temperatures rise

Jan 9th 2013, 11:44 AM 8,107 Views 22 Comments

Birdwtch Ireland said the changes in the habits of bird populations is a good indication of serious changes in our own environment.

# birdwatch-ireland - Thursday 19 July, 2012

Last corncrake on Shannon probably dead
# Bird Numbers
# Bird Numbers

Last corncrake on Shannon probably dead

Jul 19th 2012, 1:59 PM 10,038 Views 41 Comments

Irish bird threatened with global extinction, conservationists tell TheJournal.ie, as bird numbers all over Ireland falling because of wet weather.