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.


Sunday 6 May: Full-day visit to Old Head of Kinsale for spring migrants. Meet at the car park opposite The Speckled Door at 8.30am. Leader: Paul Connaughton. (Toilets: No)

Sunday 13 May: Dawn Chorus Day walk. Meet at Long Strand car park on R598 (5km east of Rosscarbery) at 4.30am. Bacon-butty van afterwards. Leader: David Rees. (Toilets: No)

Saturday 2 June: Full-day visit to Sherkin Island. Take 9.00am ferry from Baltimore and meet on Sherkin pier at 9.15am. Return on 6.00pm ferry. Leader: Julian Wyllie. (Toilets: Yes)

Saturday 7 July: Litter awareness morning with Cork Nature Network. Meet at Inchydoney car park at 10.00am. Leaders: Emily Fitzgerald, Gill Weyman. (Toilets: Yes)

Sunday 22 July: Pelagic boat trip for BirdWatch Ireland members only. Meet at Kinsale Harbour at 8.00am (contact us for details of meeting place, cost, etc). Places limited, booking essential (with Nicholas Mitchell). Leader: Paul Connaughton. (Toilets: Yes)

Saturday 11 August: I-WeBS workshop for all those interested in wetland bird survey work. Meet in Celtic Ross Hotel foyer, 2.00pm. Indoor presentation followed by outdoor practical session. Leader: Damaris Lysaght. (Toilets: Yes)

Saturday 25 August: Family event in Rosscarbery for National Heritage Week. Meet at Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery, at 2.30pm. Learn about the birds that use the estuary on migration and during the winter. Leader: Nicholas Mitchell. (Toilets: Yes)

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