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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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Saturday 11 August: 25 years and counting: I-WeBS workshop for all interested in getting involved (or who already are) in this wetland bird survey. Meet at Social Centre (behind Centra), Rosscarbery, 2.00pm. Talk followed by outdoor session. Leader: Lesley Lewis.

Saturday 25 August: Family event in Rosscarbery for National Heritage Week. Meet at Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery, at 2.30pm. Find out more about the birds that use the estuary. We will have children’s competition, and scopes to view birds in the estuary. Leader: Nicholas Mitchell.

Sunday 2 September: Sea-watching at Old Head of Kinsale and a search for autumn migrants. Meet at car park before entrance to Old Head Golf Club at 8.45am. Places limited, booking essential with Nicholas Mitchell. Leader: Paul Connaughton.

Sunday 23 September: Visit to Cape Clear to look for autumn migrants. Meet at Cape Clear Bird Observatory at 11.15am (ferry departs from Baltimore at 10.30am). Return on 4.30pm ferry.

Sunday 7 October: Vist to Mizen Head to look for autumn migrants. Meet at Mizen Vision at 8.30am. Leader: Dan Ballard.

Sunday 4 November: Outing to Rosscarbery Estuary. Meet at Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery, at 10.30am for car-share to Owenahincha and walk back to Rosscarbery. Half-day with full-day option. Leader: David Rees.

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