Sunday 14 May: Dawn Chorus trip to Mullaghmore area in the Burren to look for Cuckoo, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Yellowhammer, Willow Warbler, etc. A relaxed stroll through a unique landscape. Meet at the Grotto, Corofin, at 5.00am.
Saturday 27 May: Dusk chorus outing to Dromore Wood Nature Reserve in association with the Burren in Bloom Festival, to hear woodland birds. Meet in the car park at the reserve at 6.30pm. Leaders: Austin Cooney, Nuala and Tom Lynch, John N Murphy.
Saturday 17 June: Boat trip along the Cliffs of Moher to see nesting Puffin, Kittiwake, Common Guillemot, Razorbill, Fulmar, etc. BirdWatch Ireland members only. This is a joint outing with the Limerick Branch. Meet at Doolin Pier at 10.45am. Email Tom Lynch in advance to book a place on this memorable outing.
Note: The Clare Branch of BirdWatch Ireland is looking for reports of Yellowhammers anywhere in the county, but especially in the Burren. Numbers of breeding pairs have fallen considerably in recent years; their remaining stronghold is in the north and east of the Burren. Numbers could be as low as 40 pairs but your observations will give a more accurate picture; please go to www.clarebirdwatching.com to report your sightings. Many thanks.