How to watch whales and dolphins
Find out everything you need to spot whales and dolphins from shore and on the water with this handy how-to guide.
White tailed eagle: parent feeding chick photo gallery
Fantastic news as a white-tailed eagle fledges in Co. Cork for the first time in around 125 years.
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.
Latest Wildlife Feature
Whales and dolphins are an exciting part of Ireland's wildlife. As an island nation perched on the edge of the north east Atlantic we have some of the best whale and dolphin watching in Europe right on our doorstep. We teamed up with UK optics company Hawke to bring you this in depth feature on how to spot whales and dolphins around the Irish coast, from shore and when you're out on the water. Ireland -- one of Europe's whale-watching hotspots Close encounters with whales and … [Read more...]
Wildlife News & Events
The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) continues it's annual all-Ireland synchronised whale-watching event in 2016, with this year's event scheduled … [Read more...]
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...]
Wildlife Gear Reviews
Feeding garden birds is a great way to give our feathered friends a helping hand and perhaps the easiest way to attract more wildlife to your … [Read more...]
For the wildlife enthusiast travelling light can be a real challenge. While you don't want to lug around too much heavy equipment, you also don't want … [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've always had a soft spot for buzzards. I grew up on the North Wales coast, where buzzards were relatively common. I'd hear their lofty mewling … [Read more...]
On our spring Discover Wildlife Weekend in May I took the group to Glengarrif in Co. Cork to see if we could catch a glimpse of the … [Read more...]
The adult emperor moth is a truly spectacular insect. On the wing in April and May, the male of this large, day-flying moth species is a particularly … [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...]
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...]