Birdwatch Ireland needs your help with its survey
BIRDWATCH Ireland want you to report on the peak number of birds feeding or gathering in your garden.
The group expects over 1,000 people to take part in the survey this winter, as BirdWatch Ireland attempt to document who well garden birds in Ireland have been faring over the cold, winter months.
Wicklow’s locations and scenic surroundings make it a particularly happy destination for many winter birds. Any participants in the survey can enter their records online so as to make their sighting contributions easy to make. You simply have to visit the site www. birdwatchireland. ie and then click on ‘Online Surveys’, register your details and explain a bit about your garden, such as what type of bird feed you are using.
BirdWatch Ireland CEO Oran O’Sullivan said: ‘We have watched robin, blackbird, blue tit and chaffinch fight for top spot on the ladder of most widespread birds, and have also seen enormous growth in the number of gardens supporting collared doves, goldfinches and bullfinches. The observations have alerted us to many significant trends over the years, and we hope that as many people across Ireland as possible will participate.’ The survey began at the beginning of this month and continues for
another 13 weeks.
The robin is one of Ireland’s most widespread