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Thursday, April 06, 2017

Volunteers Needed - National Peregrine Survey 2017

The Irish Raptor Study group are coordinating a National Peregrine Survey in 2017. The survey aims to determine the number of occupied breeding territories in Ireland. The last national survey took place in 2002. If you are interested in taking part in the survey, please read on.

Survey Methods

The breeding survey involves a minimum of two visits to known sites and where possible all suitable nesting habitat within each 5km square. These visits must take place between specific time windows (Visit 1: 18th March to 18th April; Visit 2: mid June to mid July) and will determine occupancy and breeding success. Full details of the survey methodology, maps, data collection sheets etc. will be provided to all participants once survey squares have been allocated.

Survey Squares
A list of priority 5km squares have been identified for the survey. Additional squares may be added to this map depending on resources available.

If you are interested in getting involved, please email Jen Lynch (monitoring@irsg.ie)
and provide the following:
- Name
- Location you are interested in surveying: (e.g. south Tipperary)
Over the coming week you will be contacted to suggest a survey square that you may be able to cover and to send on full information on the survey methodology, field sheets and maps.


Saturday, February 18, 2017

BLACKWATER CALLOWS: 400-500 Black-tailed Godwits & 215 Whooper Swans (52 Lismore to Ballyduff, 87 W of Bduff & 76 in Co Cork) (TM).

Friday, February 03, 2017

BLACKWATER CALLOWS: 116 Whooper Swans - 39 Lismore to Ballyduff, 77 W of Ballyduff (TM).

Sunday, January 29, 2017

TIBBERAGHNY (Co Kilkenny): 116 Whooper Swans (21 juv) but no Greylags, 15:35 (PMW).

COOLFIN: 21 Whooper Swans, no Greylags (none at Derrigal either) (").

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Friday, Jan 07, 2017

Thursday, Jan 26, 2017

HELVICK HEAD: Great Skua & 370 Fulmars (EAMacL).

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Sunday, January 22, 2017

TRAMORE BAY: 40 Common Scoter & 4 Red-throated Divers (PMW).

Saturday, Jan 21, 2017

Friday, Jan 20, 2017

Tues, Jan 17, 2016

Monday, Jan 17, 2017

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Sunday Jan 08 to Fri Jan 13, 2017

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Sat, January 07, 2017

BLACKWATER CALLOWS:  150 Whooper Swans (in 4 separate groups), a Shoveler & a Jay (NR).

Friday, January 06, 2017