Article 12 Data

Article 12 2019 Reporting Breeding Distributions and Ranges

The Birds Directive (Directive 2009/147/EC) came into force in Ireland in 1981. Article 12 of this directive requires Member States to report on the implementation of national provisions taken under this Directive including specific reporting on status and trends of bird species.

Since 2013 these reports are prepared every 6 years.

The links below are to the spatial data associated with the 2019 report; grid distribution and range mapping for breeding populations only.  These should be used in conjunction with the individual species reports available for viewing from the Eionet website :

2019 report data (2013 to 2018)

Previous report 2013 (2008 to 2012) data available here: