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# birdwatch-ireland - Saturday 15 August, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains images

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

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...

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 This post contains images

Ireland’s most common birds of prey are in decline

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

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

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

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