Citizen Science is where people around the country contribute to scientific records. Without citizen science there would be much less information on the nature around Ireland. Anyone can help record sightings of animals and plants around Ireland. Most sites then allow you to look at your records and all other records of animal and plant sightings around the country. Click on the links below to see how you can help with our Irish nature knowledge!
Birds This excellent site called Birdtrack allows you to store all records of sightings with ease and browse records on all species. So if you see any swifts or any other species record them here.
Butterflies Another great scheme being run by the biodiversity data centre, you can submit any butterfly sighting or take part in the butterfly monitoring scheme. Fun to do with kids and doesn’t take long to get the hang of. Check it out here.
Irish Stoat Follow this link to find out more about the Irish Stoat Project.
Owls If you see a Barn Owl please contact John Lusby of BirdwatchIreland To find out more about Barn Owls, how to help if your a landowner or how to make a nest box for them etc. click here.
Roadkill If you come across any roadkill please take part in the Roadkill Survey of Ireland.
Mammals Any wild mammals that you see anywhere in the country please record on the Mammals page of the Irish biodiversity data site.
Birds of Prey If you come across a bird of prey that is injured in Donegal or would like to see some birds of prey or Owls contact Martin Maloney at 086 351 4510.
Access all Information For all records of Irelands flora and fauna visit the excellent biodiversity data centre.
Hedgerow Submissions The date for submitting your own views on hedgerow cutting has now passed. However, you can find out more about this section of the wildlife act by clicking here.