Mooney, Friday December 6th 2013
BirdWatch Ireland Survey
***TO FIND OUT HOW TO CARE FOR AND ATTRACT GARDEN BIRDS, CLICK HERE***
The results of last winter's Garden Bird Survey have just been published and Niall Hatch, Development Officer with Birdwatch Ireland is in studio now with the results!
The Garden Bird Survey for Winter 2014 begins this week, and if you would like to take part in the survey, you can find full details by visiting www.birdwatchireland.ie. To take part in the survey by submitting your results online, click here, or to download the survey form to print out and send back, click here.
We’ve spoken on air in the past about the Bird Atlas project, and the massive book that is the culmination of all those years of hard work has finally just been published. It’s a truly landmark publication and will form the basis for bird conservation policy and legislation both in Ireland and in Britain for the next 20 years. It runs to 720 pages, weighs 3.9kg and gives details of the distribution, abundance and population changes for all the birds that occur here.
You can find more information about the book itself at http://shop.birdwatchireland.ie/birdwatchireland/product_info.php?cPath=80&products_id=929.
Orangutans Of Borneo
The mysterious red ape, the Orangutan, has much in common with another Great Ape - Man. The Orangutan is said to be a very 'wise' animal. The island of Borneo is one of the last outposts for the Orangutan – and Kerrywoman Marina Mulligan has just returned from there.
She is a Zoology graduate from University College Cork and, for the last six months, she has worked in Borneo as an 'Orangutan Intern'! She joins us today from the Radio Kerry studios in Tralee...
For more information about the Outcrop project, visit www.outrop.com.