Tag Archives: BirdWatch Ireland

Binocular advice for birders


I’m frequently asked about my recommendations for binoculars. My first recommendation is yes, you should get a pair. Sure, you can do a lot of birding without binoculars – and 90% or more of the birds I encounter I detect … Continue reading

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eBird News – September 2016 newsletter


In this issue: eBird Profile Pages are here! 2016 eBird Taxonomy update Your historic eBird sightings make a difference Free trial of the newly updated Birds of North America Get early access to new features in eBird as an eBird Partner … Continue reading

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BirdWatch Ireland eWings newsletter, August 2016


BIRDWATCH IRELAND eWINGS Welcome to the August 2016 issue of eWings, BirdWatch Ireland’s email newsletter. BirdWatch Ireland would be nothing without the support of its members. As Ireland’s largest conservation charity, we have a special responsibility to ensure that the … Continue reading

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Birding a slice across the Emerald Isle


Well, it’s not really birding.  It was more like paying attention to what birds were around while sightseeing, but it was enough to help me compile a list of 56 species (including 16 lifers!) during the last week of June … Continue reading

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Birdwatch Ireland eWings #80


BIRDWATCH IRELAND eWINGS Welcome to the May 2016 issue of eWings, BirdWatch Ireland’s email newsletter. Ireland’s hedgerows don’t get the respect that they deserve. One of our most important wildlife habitats, not to mention a stunning visual feature of our … Continue reading

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BirdWatch Ireland – eWings #76


Check out BirdWatch Ireland’s eWings newsletter for January, 2016.  Issue #76 includes important information on proposed changes to the timing of hedge cutting and burning, as well as announcements for upcoming citizen science events.  For example . . . Please … Continue reading

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BirdWatch Ireland eWings #75


BIRDWATCH IRELAND eWINGS Welcome to the December 2015 issue of eWings, BirdWatch Ireland’s email newsletter. With Ireland in the full grip of winter, this might not seem like the time of year to be thinking about nestboxes. These actually perform … Continue reading

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Garden Bird Survey begins Sunday!


Here in the States we’re started to plan our Christmas Bird Counts in a few weeks.  Meanwhile, our friends in Ireland are ready to begin the Garden Bird Survey in a couple of days.  Best wishes to my birding comrades … Continue reading

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BirdWatch Ireland eWings #68 – May 2015


BIRDWATCH IRELAND eWINGS Welcome to the May 2015 issue of eWings, BirdWatch Ireland’s email newsletter. We really need your help with something very important. It’s quick, it’s simple and it’s completely free of charge. It will make a real difference. … Continue reading

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BirdWatch Ireland eWings #66 – March 2015


ARTICLES Irish Birds Volume 10, Number 1: out now The new issue of Irish Birds, BirdWatch Ireland’s annual scientific journal, is out now. This issue contains papers on the breeding waders of the Shannon Callows, a census of Barnacle Geese … Continue reading

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BirdWatch Ireland eWings #63 – December 2014


BIRDWATCH IRELAND eWINGS Welcome to the December 2014 issue of eWings, BirdWatch Ireland’s email newsletter. 2014 is drawing to a close and Christmas is nearly upon us. Maybe you already have all of your Christmas shopping done and dusted, but … Continue reading

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BirdWatch Ireland eWings #62: Nov. 2014


Check out the latest in Irish ornithology with the BirdWatch Ireland eWings newsletter.  Here’s a taste of the content in issue #62:

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BirdWatch Ireland eWings


BIRDWATCH IRELAND eWINGS Welcome to the October 2014 issue of eWings, BirdWatch Ireland’s email newsletter. It’s late October, so I suppose it’s not too early to ask – have you bought your Christmas cards yet? BirdWatch Ireland’s new “Robin in … Continue reading

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BirdWatch Ireland eWings #57: conservation update from the Emerald Isle


BIRDWATCH IRELAND eWINGS Welcome to the June 2014 issue of eWings, BirdWatch Ireland’s email newsletter. I’d like to start with a special welcome to all of the new readers who signed up to receive our monthly eWings email newsletter at … Continue reading

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Irish-born White-tailed Eagle shot in February


Sad story here that one of the first wild-born White-tailed Eagles in Ireland in more than 100 years was found dead and riddled with shotgun pellets.  American conservationists aren’t the only ones dealing with narrowmindedness, ignorance, fear, and whatever else … Continue reading

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BirdWatch Ireland eWings #50: the Atlas has arrived!


I know this November newsletter is out of order – sorry about that – but the information was too important to overlook:  the new Atlas has arrived and our friends at BirdWatch Ireland have been busy packaging the pre-publication orders.  … Continue reading

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BirdWatch Ireland eWings #51: December 2013


BIRDWATCH IRELAND eWINGS Welcome to the December 2013 issue of eWings, BirdWatch Ireland’s email newsletter. Despite my best intentions, I always seem to leave my Christmas shopping until the last minute every year. If you find yourself in the same … Continue reading

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BirdWatch Ireland eWings issue #48, Sep. 2013


BIRDWATCH IRELAND eWINGS Welcome to the Sept. 2013 issue of eWings, BirdWatch Ireland’s email newsletter. We’ve had a fairly mild September this year; hopefully the recent warm weather will have given a boost to our birds, especially those insect-eaters such … Continue reading

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BirdWatch Ireland eWings Issue 47, August 2013


BIRDWATCH IRELAND eWINGS Welcome to the August 2013 issue of eWings, BirdWatch Ireland’s email newsletter. Already we are seeing signs that migrant waterbirds are on the move: Black-tailed Godwits, some still in their superb rusty-coloured breeding plumage, are arriving from … Continue reading

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