BIRDING – GENERAL
- BIRDTRACK– Superb online recording system for birders in Ireland and the UK
- BirdWatch Ireland – Ireland’s leading NGO dealing with the conservation of birds & habitats in Ireland.
- BirdWeb – Web site of the South Dublin branch of BirdWatch Ireland.
- BWI Fingal – North Dublin branch events, information and more.
- BWI Galway – Web site of the Galway branch of BWI.
- BWI Tipperary – Website of the Tipperary branch of BWI. Local sites, events and information.
- BWI Tolka – Website from Dublin’s Tolka Valley branch
- BWI West Cork – Local events, news and information.
- BWI Sligo – News, events, site guide and more.
- BWI Mayo – Mayo branch of BWI with news, site guide etc.
- Irish Golden Eagle Project – News on the Golden Eagle re-introduction programme.
- IrishBirdNet (IBN) – Archives from the IBN mail group.
- Birdsireland.com – Web site of Birds of Ireland News Service, Ireland’s rare bird news providers
- www.irishbirding.com – the new look data base web site run by Joe Doolan.
- Birdwatching in N. Ireland – Very useful information on birding in Northern Ireland.
- Irish Rare Birds Committee – Details of the the IRBC, rarity recording in Ireland, rarity forms etc.
- Waterford Wildlife – Useful source of information on wildlife in Co. Waterford with plenty to interest birders.
- County Nature Trust – New NGO dealing with wildlife conservation.
- WaterfordBirds – Recent reports, archives, county list, photos, site guide, survey results etc for Co. Waterford
- www.biology.ie – Interactive website on Irelands fauna and flora.
- www.irishwildlife.net -Jim Wilsons web site
- www.wildlifesnaps.com – Photographic Web Site of Tom Shevlin
- www.irishbirdimages.com – Paul & Andrea Kellys photographic web site
- www.waxwingfilms.ie – Film web site of John Murphy and Stan Nugent
- www.iol.ie/~birdsgalway – Tom Cuffes Nature photographic Web Site
- Murf’s Wildlife – The Blog Spot of John N Murphy
- www.aughty.org residents committee in Crusheen promoting this region of Clare
- www.wcwc.ie the home page of the West Clare Wildlife Club
OTHER EUROPEAN / WORLDWIDE SITES (WITH ENGLISH CONTENT)
- BTO– Web site of the British Trust for Ornithology – surveys & research into common birds and much more.
- AERC – Website of the Association of European Rarity Committee’s.
- BOU – British Ornithologists Union website
- SOC – Web site of the Scotish Ornithologists Club with lots of useful information, news, features, etc.
- UK400 Club – Feature packed, subscription only web site with news, photos, twitching league tables etc.
- Bavarian Birds – A German site with news, links and a good interactive bird photo quiz.
- Irania – Danish website with lots of features.
- Eurobirding – An excellent resource for European birders. Index of ID articles, trip reports and more.
- Birding Israel – A nice site from the Kibbutz Lotan Bird Station with plenty of info’ for visitors
- Iceland Birding – An introduction to birding in Iceland, photos, Icelandic bird news etc.
- Birding in Jordan – As the name suggests, a guide to birding in Jordan.
- African Bird Club – Provides a worldwide focus for African ornithology.
- BCU Georgia – Web site of the Bird Conservation Union of Georgia.
- OSME – Excellent site packed with information from The Ornithological Society of the Middle East.
- WP Birds – Information on bird records throughout the Western Palearctic.
- Hungarian Birdwatching – Information on 43 Hungarian IBA’a and important local species
- www.ecotours.hu Birding Hungary&Eastern Europe by Ecotours our url is:
- Kusbank – An excellent online bird recording resource for Turkey
- BirdLife International – A golbal conservation body that works in conjunction with national organisations.
- BirdWatch Ireland – BirdLife International partner in Ireland. Conservation of birds and habitats
- RSPB – Covering bird conservation in Northern Ireland and the UK
- Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust – Web site of the WWT, list of reserves, projects, wildfowl information etc.
- Proact – An independent, non-political & voluntary organisation. Campaigns for bird & habitat conservation.
- www.naturalbornbirder.com – European and Norwegian birding and seawatching.
- www.ekologia.ilawa.pl – Polish website about birds and birding in general.
- www.barnowltrust.org.uk – Everything you may want to know about Barn Owls.
- Waterfowl ID – Good collection of photos and identification details from the US site.
- WBK – Wetland Birds of South Korea : ID, birdnews, wetlands, conservation and more.
BIRDS OF PREY
- MartinReid.com – Much to offer gull enthusiasts on both side of the Atlantic.
- Norwegian Gulls – Probably the best single source of gull photos in Europe.
- Yukon Gullery – Photographs and more of gulls from Canada and North America
- Gull Index – Good photos and links from Rudy Offereins
WADERS / SHOREBIRDS
- Shorebird Index – A huge archive of wader photos arranged by index.
- StintFan – Japanese based web site with excellent photos of calidrid sandpipers from Asia.
- Gallinago – Web site for those interested in the various snipe species. Good photos etc.
- Corncrake Conservation – Website of the BirdLife International Corncrake Conservation Team.
- Wader Study Group – Full of information of wader populations, reports and more.
- Swifts – Plenty of information here on Common Swifts
- Blackbirds – Comprehensive site dealing with all aspects of European Blackbird ecology.
- CJ Wildbird Foods – An excellent resource for anyone interested in garden birds.
- The Sand Martin Trust – Information on Sand Martins and how habitat creation for breeding.
- Feathers – 650+ scans of various feathers from over 180 species.
- British Birds – Profiles the highly respected magazine of the same name.
- Birding World – Web site for ‘Birding World’ magazine, the ‘Bird Information Service’ and ‘Books for Birders’.
- Dutch Birding – Web site based around the excellent Dutch Birding magazine.
- Alula – Web site of the highly regarded Finnish magazine “Alula”.
- Birders Journal – Canadian magazine with interesting articles for birders in Europe.
Bird Care/First Aid
- ISPCA – Main web site with a full list of local contacts for sick and injured birds and animals in Ireland.
- Irish Animals on the Web – Useful list of contacts.
- TACT – Talnotry Avian Care Trust is based in N. Ireland and cares for & rehabilitates sick & injured birds
- Eurobirding.com – Superb portal site with access to a huge collection of trip reports.
- Bird Tours – Another useful web based collection of trip reports. Added to frequently.
- Urs Geiser’s Trip Reports – A collection of very useful trip reports from around the world.
- Birding Pal – Web site for travelling birders to get in touch with others and to organise trips worldwide.
- Splatzone – Dutch site with various trip reports.
FOREIGN BIRDING / TOUR GUIDES
- AS – Birding Australia – An essential first stop for anyone planning a trip down under.
- NO – Birding Norway – Plenty of information on sites, species, recent news, guided trips and more.
- EU – Probirder – Gerard Gorman’s site for birders visiting Eastern Europe incl. Romania, Czech Rep., Hungary.
- JO – Birding in Jordan – As the name suggests, a guide to birding in Jordan.
- PO – Birding in Poland – Useful for visitors with site details, contacts etc.
- PO – Birding Polska – Polish site with birding locations & species info’, trips etc.
- PO – Birds Poland – An UK/Polish company offering guided birdwatching tours to Poland & Romania.
- AF – Birding Africa – Sites, species, contacts and lots more for visiting birders. Plenty of useful resources here.
- MD – Birding Madeira – Good selection of information for visitors with emphasis on seawatching.
- BU – Halietor – Information on sites and species in Bulgaria plus tour guide services.
- BU – Birdwatchingbulgaria – Country information, species lists, guided trips etc.
- AF – Natures Wonderland Safaris – Guided birding trips based in Kenya
- SP – Donanabirdtours – Professionally guided bird tours in Europe’s largest wetland reserve area
- Colour-Ringed Birds – On-line database of colour-ringing schemes around the world to help report sightings.
- Eagle Eye OpticZooms – Manufacturers of everything you need for digiscoping, including eyepiece adaptors.
- Birdillustrators.com – Excellent new site with artwork from the worlds top bird illustrators
- Don Des Jardin – Excellent photos of a whole range of species from North America and beyond.
- Michael O’ Clery – Irish wildlife artist Michael O’ Clery’s web site, well worth a look !
- Digiscoping – How to take bird photographs with a digital camera and a telescope. Useful tips, links etc.
- Cursorius – Leo Boon’s photo & video library – very high quality .
- Mike Brown – Stunning bird & wildlife photography from Co. Cork based Mike Brown.
- Nigel Blake – Nigel adds superb photos to his site almost weekly; common & rare birds, foreign trips, etc.
- Paul Hackett – Web site of one the UK’s leading digiscoping experts.
- Bird-Pix – Web based discussion group for anyone interested in bird photography.
- Daniscoping – Packed full of quality photos of Iberian birds with new additions regularly.
- Birds-on-Film – Website of Steve Young, one of the UK’s top bird photographers.
- Ashley Beolens – Digiscoped images of British birds
- Naturescapeimages – Useful photo and ID resource from Julian Hough
- Wildlifesnaps.com – Web site featuring Tom Shevlin’s photographs of birds and other Irish wildlife
- Digiscoped.com – Andy Bright’s excellent website, full of digiscoping tips.