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Thursday, 19 March 2015

Volunteers sought for 2015 national Hen Harrier Survey

BirdWatch Ireland, The Golden Eagle Trust and the Irish Raptor Study Group have formed an exciting conservation partnership and collectively are co-ordinating the 2015 Irish Hen Harrier Survey on behalf of the National Parks & Wildlife Service of the Department of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht.

Female Hen Harrier (Shay Connolly).

This is your chance to get involved in a vital nationwide survey, and to see and spend time watching and looking for this enigmatic raptor. 

You are invited to attend the up-coming survey training workshops which will cover Hen Harrier ecology, survey methods, reporting and other research opportunities during the course of the survey. These workshops will also allow people to meet other fieldworkers and discuss the methods and survey requirements.

Full information is on the Irish Raptor Blog, HERE.

Female Hen Harrier (Shay Connolly).

Even if you can’t take on a survey square you can assist the survey by reporting information and sightings of Hen Harriers in Kerry and elsewhere, which will add a valuable insight to the distribution and abundance of the population. You can submit your sightings through the dedicated survey website HERE.