Below are some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) that might help you in making your contribution to BirdWatch Ireland.

If you have a question that is not listed, please contact brenda.comerford@birdwatchireland.ie and we will be delighted to assist.

Are my donations secure ? 

Yes. Recurring donations are made using the secure Stripe credit card service provider. BirdWatch Ireland does not retain or store any credit card information.

Can I cancel my recurring donation ?

Yes. You can cancel your recurring donation at any time by contacting us at brenda.comerford@birdwatchireland.ie

Will I receive email confirmations ?

Yes. You will receive an email confirmation once your first donation has been processed. Currently we do not send emails for subsequent recurring donations.

What happens if I change my credit card or it is lost or expired ?

If a recurring donation fails for any reason, for example if your card is lost or expired, then you will automatically receive an email notification. You can simply re-visit birdwatchirelandconnect.ie to set up another recurring donation if you wish.

Can I make my donations tax-effective ?

Yes. Donations in excess of €21 per month, equivalent to €252 per year, mean that BirdWatch Ireland can automatically benefit from an additional top-up from Revenue of €112 !

If your donation exceeds €21 per month we will contact you for completion of the necessary Revenue CHY3 form. There is no additional cost to you.

If you own or run a business, any donation in excess of €250 is tax-deductible for your company.

Do I need to be a Member of BirdWatch Ireland to make a donation ?

No. You do not need to be a Member of BirdWatch Ireland to make a regular contribution. Simply follow the steps on the Donate form.

How can I join BirdWatch Ireland as a Member ?

If you prefer to receive the additional benefits of full membership you can follow the steps on our Join page to become a Member.

If I am already a Member of BirdWatch Ireland can I also make a regular donation ?

Absolutely. We are delighted to receive regular contributions from members and supporters alike.


Thank you again for your support.