BirdWatch is Ireland's largest conservation charity, dedicated to protecting Ireland's birds & biodiversity.
Due to the late Mr Ivan Allen's keen interest and preservation of bird life in and around Ballymaloe House we are delighted to help support and promote the vital work carried out by BirdWatch Ireland
Ballymaloe as a group Ballymaloe Foods, Ballymaloe House and the Ballymaloe Cookery School were therefore thrilled and proud to be the lead sponsors for BirdWatch Ireland's 30th winter Irish Garden Bird Watch Survey which started on 3rd December 2018. In March 2019, Ballymaloe House invited guests and locals to join in a series of BirdWatch Ireland events in and around the house. Ballycotton wetlands is a highly respected SPA (Special Protected Area) for birdwatching and ornithologists Niall Hatch (BIrdWatch, Dublin) and Paul Moore (BirdWatch, Cork) hosted extremely interesting walks and talks at Ballymaloe House and at the Ballynamona, Ballycotton site.
To find out more about BirdWatch Ireland and their annual Irish Garden Bird Survey please follow the link HERE
If you would like to become a BirdWatch Ireland member or know more about the valuable work BIRDWATCH Ireland are doing please visit their following website links:
Via their website and social media they occasionally post hints and tips on gardening for birds (GARDEN BIRD TIP OF THE DAY) and interesting bird-related facts (FACT OF THE DAY), as well as any links, pics, sightings etc. that they come across and encourage people to send in their own bird related pics, links, sightings, anecdotes, requests etc.