13/5/24 Niall Hatch

Ireland’s Garden Birds

By Niall Hatch (Birdwatch Ireland)

Niall will introduce us to the rich diversity of our garden birds. He will explain how we can identify the different species. Also he will discuss the role we can play in protecting them, feeding them and in the provision of nesting boxes. This is important in the light of the current threats to the bird population of insect loss, intensification of agriculture and growing cases of avian ‘flu. Greater understanding of birds is a most rewarding and enriching experience.

Niall is Head of Communications and Development with BirdWatch Ireland, Ireland’s largest wildlife conservation charity. A keen birdwatcher since early childhood, he is a frequent contributor to radio and television programmes. He also co-hosts their ‘In your Nature’ podcast and works closely with their BirdLife International Partners. Niall is a qualified solicitor and is a graduate of University College Dublin and Cornell University, New York.