Lecture: The Garden Birds of Ireland - IBIOLI Activity Series 2020/21

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Lecture Theatre, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

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The Institute of Biology of Ireland, as part of the IBIOLI 2020/21 Activity Series, invites its members, the general public, families and friends to a free lecture at National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9. Niall Hatch, Public Relations, Branches & Development Officer, BirdWatch Ireland, will present a lecture on the "Garden Birds of Ireland".

About the lecture:

This lecture will place a strong emphasis on the identification of common garden birds. They should be cherished as garden visitors so Niall Hatch from BirdWatch Ireland, will offer suggestions on how to attract different species to your garden and offer advice on the foods that best suit them.

Niall will also hope to interest people to take part in BirdWatch Ireland’s annual Irish Garden Bird Survey. This is a very important exercise and helps BirdWatch Ireland keep track of the fortunes of our bird population.

About the Keynote Speaker:

Niall Hatch

Niall Hatch, as Development Officer with BirdWatch Ireland, heads up its membership, recruitment, fundraising, education and communications work. He edits its membership publications, including its quarterly magazine Wings.

He is a keen birdwatcher since early childhood. He is a frequent contributor to radio and TV programmes and a regular panelist on RTÉ Radio One’s Mooney Goes Wild programme. He also works closely with BirdLife International partners.

Niall, who is a qualified Solicitor, is a graduate of UCD and Cornell University, New York.