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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.

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Sunday 26 November: Rosscarbery estuary. Meet at Celtic Ross Hotel, 10.30am, for car-share to Owenahincha and walk back to Rosscarbery. Leader: David Rees. (Toilets: yes)

Wednesday 6 December: White-tailed Sea Eagles, by Bob Foyle. Room 117, O’Donovan’s Hotel, Clonakilty, 7.30pm.

Sunday 17 December: Joint outing with Cork Branch to Kilcolman Bog. Meet at Doneraile Wildlife Park car park at 9.30am for car-sharing. Guide: Mike Hirst. (Toilets: yes)

Thursday 28 December: Christmas walk. Meet at Long Strand car park, Castlefreke-Warren, Clonakilty, at 11.00am. Leader: David Rees. (Toilets: no)

Wednesday 17 January: A birding trip to North Peru, by Paul Hadland & Anne Dale. The Warren Suite, Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery, 7.30pm.

Sunday 28 January: West Cork Bird Race. Start: Scally’s SuperValu car park, Clonakilty, 8.30am. Finish: O’Donovan’s Hotel, Clonakilty, 5.30pm. Contact: Nicholas ( to register your team.

Sunday 4 February: Visit to the Gearagh, mixed riverine woodland on the River Lee, haven for resident and wintering birds. Meet in north-side car park on Inchigeelagh Road (R584) at 11.00am. Leader: John Lynch. (Toilets: no)

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