Saturday 24 February: Outing to Clonderlaw Bay to see waders, gulls and seabirds. This outing was very productive last year. Meet at the church in Labasheeda at 11.00am.
Saturday 24 March: A visit to Ballyvaughan in north Clare to see sea ducks, waders, Brent Geese, etc. We will walk along the Rine. Meet at the pier opposite Monk’s Pub at 11.00am.
Sunday 29 April: Outing to Fanore and the Caher valley to see spring migrants, Dipper, Raven and farmland birds. Meet at the car park at Fanore Beach at 11.00am.
Sunday 13 May: Dawn Chorus Day outing to Mullaghmore area in the Burren. We hope to hear, Cuckoo, Whitethroat, Blackcap, Yellowhammer and common birds of the countryside. Meet at the Grotto, Corofin, at 5.00am.
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.