West Cork




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Except where indicated, all events are free and non-members are welcome. Please check e-Wings, our Facebook page, or with the Secretary, for changes in the schedule.

For other activities, see the branch website.


Saturday 2 February: World Wetlands Day event at Rosscarbery estuary. Meet at Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery, at 10.00am. Leader: Paul Connaughton.

Sunday 24 February: Visit to Bantry Bay to see gulls and divers. Meet opposite West Lodge Hotel, Bantry (on N71 south of Bantry) at 11.00am. Full-day outing. Leader Paul Connaughton.

Wednesday 6 March: Saving the Bermuda Petrel, by Paul Connaughton. Room 117, O’Donovan’s Hotel, Clonakilty, 7.30pm.

Wednesday 27 March: West Cork Branch Annual General Meeting, followed by talk (to be arranged). The West Cork Hotel, Skibbereen, 7.30pm.

Throughout April: Outings to west Cork headlands to find spring migrants. Members of the branch will lead outings to the Old Head, Galley Head and Mizen Head when conditions are suitable (could be any day of the week). To receive text alerts, please email Nicholas Mitchell with your mobile number.

Sunday 12 May: Dawn Chorus Day walk. Meet in Castlefreke Woods car park at 4.30am for 4.45am start. Refreshments afterwards. Leader: David Rees

Sunday 19 May: Full-day visit to Cape Clear to see spring migrants. Take 11.00am ferry from Baltimore, meet at Cape Clear Bird Observatory at 11.45am. Return on 5.00pm ferry. Leader: TBA

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