An Introduction to Bird Ringing

Have you ever wondered if the robin you regularly see in your garden is the same bird every time? Have you noticed different species in your garden in the summer that you don’t see in winter?  Where have they come from? How far have they … [Read more...]

Mid Ulster Bird Ringing Project

Bird ringing is essential to the development of both bird science and bird conservation.  It dates back to 1899 when the first metal rings carrying a unique number were attached to the leg of a bird.  This innovation turned anonymous birds into … [Read more...]

Mid Ulster Biodiversity Project poster

The Mid Ulster Biodiversity Project poster provides a brief summary of the habitats and species that have been selected as Local Priorities through the Biodiversity Action Plan. It also highlights actions groups and individuals can undertake to … [Read more...]

Let us know what wildlife you see!

A 'Wildlife Records Text Number' is available to make it easier for people to tell us what wildlife they see. There is a great variety of wildlife throughout the Mid Ulster area – important habitats include unimproved grassland, woodland, fens, … [Read more...]

Help the House Sparrow

The once familiar house sparrow is in decline, and is now even absent from parts of the west of Northern Ireland. It is thought that this decline is due to a reduction in available invertebrates to feed their young, a reduction in grains and seeds … [Read more...]

Irish Whitebeam Project

              The Irish whitebeam (Sorbus hibernica) is one of the few plants endemic to Ireland.  It is a small sized deciduous tree, with a smooth, grey, but sometimes ridged bark.  The oval … [Read more...]

Mid Ulster Biodiversity Action Plan

The Mid Ulster area is endowed with a rich and diverse range of landscapes and wildlife habitats that together distinguish its special character and identity. The Mid Ulster Biodiversity Action plan illustrates the key habitats and species that can … [Read more...]