World class whale watching? Head for Ireland!
With harbour porpoise, basking sharks, common dolphins, minke whales and humpbacks it's all kicking off around Ireland's south coast....
Hawke Endurance ED 8×32 Binocular Review
Find out why we think the Hawke Endurance ED 8x32 is an outstanding birding and wildlife binocular.
Successful convictions in Waterford raptor case
The National Parks and Wildlife Service has called for the public to be vigilant and report wildlife crime after successful convictions in a Waterford Raptor Persecution case.
Live wildlife webcams from CJ Wildlife
Check out some amazing live wildlife webcams with our Garden Wildlife partner CJ Wildlife.
Latest Wildlife Feature
The gibbon sat in a tree, gazing out across the turbid waters, its long, sinuous limbs somehow more graceful than gangly. It was the black variant of the endemic Bornean gibbon, and a magnificent specimen. As our guide manoeuvred the small boat to give us better views of one of Borneo's most iconic primates, I took a second to look around at my three teenage daughters. The looks of wonder and delight on their faces reinforced once more that leaving Ireland on a four month odyssey across … [Read more...]
Wildlife News & Events
The Irish Whale and Dolphin group (IWDG) has confirmed that an unidentified whale seen and photographed by the crew of a pilot vessel at the mouth of … [Read more...]
On 09 March in Dungarvan District Court the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) secured successful convictions in a high-profile wildlife crime … [Read more...]
Wildlife Gear Reviews
Pros: Bright, high contrast views with natural looking colours and excellent fine detail even at lower light levels. Impressively lightweight, yet … [Read more...]
Pros: As with its 82mm sibling we reviewed here, this is a smart, modern-looking scope. Very solid and extremely compact. Image is very bright and … [Read more...]
Wildlife Book Reviews
Birds have always held a special draw for me. It was a a fascination with birds that first kindled my interest in wildlife as a youngster. I guess … [Read more...]
I'm sitting writing this in my in-law's house in Cork City, up with the family from rural West Cork to do a spot of Christmas shopping and soak up the … [Read more...]
I'd had a fantastic day watching all manner of wildlife along the West Cork Coast with guests on one of our custom Discover Wildlife Tours recently. … [Read more...]
I'm off to the stunning Cape Clear Island off the coast of West Cork tomorrow to take part in Ireland's first ever Island Bioblitz. I was a member … [Read more...]
Seen close up the raven is a truly magnificent bird. The largest member of the crow family, it is the biggest passerine (perching) bird in Europe, and … [Read more...]
The hooded crow, grey crow or “hoodie” as it's sometimes called, is almost identical to the closely related carrion crow (Corvus corone) except for … [Read more...]
Featured Wildlife Websites
Wildlide.ie is a site dedicated to the wildlife and natural history of County Wexford. It's run by a trio of contributors: wildlife artist Don Conroy, … [Read more...]
With the early arrival of spring making headlines it looks like the Spring Alive website is back in action again. Every year Spring Alive tracks … [Read more...]