Blackbird (Turdus merula). Photograph: Brian Burke/Birdwatch Ireland

Birdwatch Ireland is calling on members of the public to help it keep track of “our beloved garden birds” by taking part in its annual garden bird sur(...)

The hen harrier is among the birds that BirdWatch Ireland says will be threatened by the new legislation. Photograph: iStock

The passing of legislation that will expand the period during the year allowing for the burning of vegetation and the destruction of hedgerows signals(...)

Charred landscape: members of the Defence Forces extinguishing gorse fires in Cloosh valley, Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The Government has been accused by the Green Party of negligence and a lack of foresight over the recent spate of gorse fires around the country. It (...)

A lone cyclist passes by the smouldering gorse on the Seanafeistin Rd close to Cloosh Valley in Connemara on May 9th. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Government plans to extend the gorse burning season until the end of March are deeply flawed and will lead to more of the devastating fires that have (...)

A bird’s nest burned in a gorse fire in Coumkeen near Bantry, Co Cork. Photograph: BirdWatch Ireland

Gorse fires across the countryside are “devastating” for wildlife and bird populations, conservation organisation BirdWatch Ireland has said. Several(...)

The huge gorse fire at Ballintogher in Sligo, which raged for more than 30 hours. Photograph: Sligo County Council

A large gorse fire that raged on a mountain in Sligo for more than 30 hours has been brought under control. Sligo County Council confirmed the fire i(...)

 Roseate terns on Rockabill. Photograph: Alan Betson

Over the next few weeks a conservation success story will touch down in Ireland: roseate terns will fly in from West Africa to Europe to nest on Irela(...)

Niall Keogh has been monitoring nesting seabirds on the east coast for the past month. He was one of the Birdwatch Ireland fieldworkers on duty on Ire(...)

A hoopoe: it is 50 years since so many have been spotted in Ireland.

If you think you spotted an unusual pink bird with zebra-patterned wings in recent weeks, you are not alone. The hoopoe, so called because of the soun(...)

A curlew sits on its nest in the tall grass of the Shannon Callows. Photograph:  Mike Brown

BirdWatch Ireland has launched a campaign to save one of the country’s most endangered and renowned species. The group reckons that about(...)