Under the banner of Operation Godwit an international team of scientists has been studying the Icelandic black-tailed godwit since the 1990s. Unique combinations of colour rings placed on the birds' legs on their breeding grounds in Iceland and on their wintering grounds in Western Europe allow individual birds to be identified, and mean that when birdwatchers around Europe … [Read more...] about Cork school children contribute to international godwit study
Wildlife and Nature Articles by Jim Wilson
JIM WILSON is a wildlife writer, international wildlife tour guide and broadcaster. He has been involved in the study and conservation of Ireland’s natural heritage for over 35 years, with a strong emphasis on education. He is a former chairman of BirdWatch Ireland. His publications include the recently published The Birds of Ireland, A Field Guide (2013) and best-selling Ireland’s Garden Birds (2008). He established BirdWatch Ireland’s long-running Garden Bird Survey in 1987 and is a regular contributor to The Mooney Show on RTE Radio 1. You can contact him at [email protected] or via his website www.irishwildlife.net.