Bird Watch Ireland Guided Walks on Dalkey Island cancelled
Bird Watch Ireland has cancelled their Guided Walks on Dalkey Island due to the growing threat of the spread in Ireland of a virulent strain of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) that is currently devastating seabird colonies in Great Britain.
No cases of HPAI have been positively identified in seabirds in the Republic of Ireland yet, but cases have been confirmed in Northern Ireland. As a precaution, we would ask that the public or any visitors to Dalkey Island which is home to breeding seabirds, do not enter areas where the breeding seabirds are nesting. The breeding sea birds on Dalkey Island will be monitored by BWI and any updates regarding this matter will be communicated to the public. We would like to thank the public for their cooperation.
Please also note that as a precaution the tern warden guided walks by BWI are also cancelled.
If you see a dead or distressed wild bird, please report it to the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and the Marine at https://aviancheck.apps.rhos.agriculture.gov.ie/report.
If you see a dead or distressed wild animal, please go to http://irishwildlifematters.ie/ to find the appropriate organisation to contact.
Do not handle sick or dead animals.
For further information contact Bird Watch Ireland https://birdwatchireland.ie/