Garden Birds Ireland

Give garden birds a helping hand this winter! Late Autumn is the time of year to start thinking about Garden Birds in Ireland. Colder and longer nights are on the way, so put the bird feeders out in the garden around late October.

One of the easiest places to see birds is in your own garden. And one of the easiest ways to attract birds to your garden is to tempt them in with food. It doesn’t matter if you have a big or a small garden, or a balcony in an apartment, birds will find food if you leave it out for them, and  October is a good time to start looking at feeders.

You will be helping the birds, and you will get enjoyment for you and the family as a bonus. If you want to attract a good variety of garden birds, then put out seed feeders and peanut feeders. These are available in your local hardware store and in garden centres. Get the kids involved If you have a young family and give them an early insight into nature and wildlife.

Not all of the birds in the top 30 garden birds survey will visit your garden. However, you will be surprised at the variety of birds that will come to the feeders. This is a great opportunity to introduce children to wildlife in Ireland. It is something they will enjoy and it is educational. Encourage the children to identify the different types of garden birds that come to visit.

Every winter, Birdwatch Ireland manages an extensive survey right across Ireland. The Garden Birds Ireland Survey involves over a thousand gardens in different parts of Ireland. Valuable information is obtained about the status of different birds throughout the country. As a member of Birdwatch Ireland, I take part in their Garden Birds survey every year. All of the most common garden birds in Ireland are featured here in the photograph gallery. This will help you to identify the different species of birds that will visit your garden.