Birdwatch Ireland's Cape Clear Bird Observatory celebrates its 60th birthday this year, and to mark the occasion the island is hosting a nearly two-week-long wildlife festival from Monday 02 September to Saturday 14 September. Well known British "celebrity birder" David Lindo, The Urban Birder, swaps his familiar cityscapes for the wide-open vistas of Ireland's most … [Read more...] about David Lindo (AKA The Urban Birder) to open Cape Clear Wildlife Festival
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Minister for Culture Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan TD has announced that she will not exercise her discretionary powers under the new Heritage Act to allow hedge-cutting to proceed in August this year. “Hedgerows are a very important wildlife habitat, providing food, shelter, corridors of movement, nest and hibernation sites for many of our native flora and … [Read more...] about Minister halts plans to allow hedge-cutting in August
Researchers in Japan fitted AI-powered bio-loggers to Black-tailed Gulls revealing previously unobserved feeding behaviour. Attaching sensors to animals in order to study their movements and record aspects of their behaviour has become commonplace over recent years. However, because they need to be lightweight, these automated bio-loggers typically have limited battery … [Read more...] about Smart technology reveals new gull behaviour
The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) has announced a positive match between a Humpback Whale photographed at feeding grounds off the Irish south coast in 2015, and an animal photographed at breeding grounds in the Cape Verde Islands off West Africa in April of this year. Humpback Whale off the Blasket Islands, Co. Kerry in August 2015 photographed by Nick Massett … [Read more...] about Irish Humpback Whale linked to Cape Verde breeding grounds
Our Discover Wildlife Weekends are all about getting you closer to the wild side of Ireland. We encountered some incredible wildlife on our 2018 weekend wildlife breaks on the stunning West Cork coast, and we're looking forward to seeing what 2019 has in store. The video below, featuring some of our 2018 highlights will give you some idea of the kind of things you can expect … [Read more...] about Get closer to the wild side of Ireland on a Discover Wildlife Weekend