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 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 Mitchell ( 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 northside car park on Inchigeelagh Road (R584) at 11.00am. Leader: John Lynch. (Toilets: No)

Sunday 25 March: Visit to Timoleague and Courtmacsherry to see herons, divers, Ravens, etc. Meet in Wood Point car park, Courtmacsherry, at 10.00am for car pooling. Leader: Paul Connaughton. (Toilets: Yes)

Wednesday 28 March: Branch AGM, Room 117, O’Donovan’s Hotel, Clonakilty, 7.30pm. Members only.

Throughout April: Outings to west Cork headlands to find migrants when conditions are suitable (could be any day of the week). Email Nicholas Mitchell with your mobile number to receive text alerts.

Peter Wolstenholme, Nicholas Mitchell, Paul Connaughton, Paul Hadland and Mike Cobley will lead outings to the Old Head, Galley Head and Mizen Head when conditions are suitable, which could be any day of the week. In order to receive text alerts, please email Nicholas Mitchell with your mobile number.

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. Refreshments afterwards. Leader: David Rees. (Toilets: No)


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