Saturday 24 November: Joint outing with Limerick Branch to Curraghchase Forest Park to look for Hawfinch, Jay, Buzzard, Red Squirrel, etc. Meet in the car park about 1km inside the barrier at 9.30am.
Saturday 15 December: Outing to Ballyallia Lake near Ennis to look for wildfowl, waders and woodland and farmland birds. Meet at the birdboard opposite Lake Stores at 11.00am. Leaders: Nuala and Tom Lynch.
Saturday 26 January: A visit to Seafield, Quilty and nearby Lough Donnell to look for waders, divers, gulls and geese. Meet at the pier, Seafield at 11.00am. Leaders: Austin Cooney and John N Murphy
Saturday 23 February: Outing to Clonderlaw Bay to look for waders and sea ducks. Meet opposite the church in Labasheeda at 11.00am. Leaders: Nuala and Tom Lynch.
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.