Saturday 5 May: Outing at Nimmo’s Pier, Galway, with Tom Cuffe. Meet at base of pier at 10.30am. Would suit both beginners and more experienced birdwatchers.
Saturday 12 May: Dusk chorus walk in Portumna Forest Park in association with Port Omna Beo Nature and Wildlife Group. Meet in the car park at 7.45pm. Note the change of date from that printed in Wings magazine.
Sunday 13 May: Dawn Chorus Day walk at Dangan. Meet in Dangan Sports Grounds (NUIG Hockey Club) car park, Galway, at 5.00am.
Wednesday 13 June: Galway Bay Tern Watch in conjunction with the Marine and Freshwater Research Centre, GMIT. Meet at Nimmo’s Pier at 6.00pm. We will walk along the coastal path to view the tern colony at Mutton Island.
Tuesday 10 July: A talk on the impacts of litter on the marine environment and seabirds by a researcher from the Marine and Freshwater Research Centre, GMIT. Galway Atlantiquaria, Salthill, 8.00pm. A talk highlighting plastic pollution impacts to our coastal areas with particular focus on impact it has on our seabirds.
Saturday 14 July: A plastic litter clean-up at Rusheen Bay, Galway, in association with Galway Atlantaquaria and Clean Coasts Ireland. Meet at the bird hide. Check branch website and Facebook for meeting time later on.