Tuesday 12 February: 25 years of the Irish Wetland Bird Survey, by Niamh Fitzgerald (BirdWatch Ireland), describing the status and trends of our wintering waterbirds. Glenview Hotel, 8.00pm.
Saturday 16 February: Wicklow County Bird Race. Meet at 7.00am, car park, south end of Bray prom, for 7.15am start. Race finishes 6.45pm, Beehive Inn (Junction 18, M11). €5 per person + teams of 3-4 per car. See Facebook event page for rules.
Saturday 23 February: A trip to North Bull Island to see wintering wildfowl and waders. Meet at the Causeway at 10.00am.
Tuesday 12 March: Key Insights into the Countryside Bird Survey (CBS), by Dick Coombes (BirdWatch Ireland’s CBS Coordinator) including his inimitable guide to the birds and their songs. Glenview Hotel, 8.00pm.
Sunday 24 March: Trip to Avoca to see woodland species in Kilmagig Woods, followed by a Red Kite roost watch in the village. Meet in St Patrick's Church car park, Avoca, at 4.00pm.
Tuesday 9 April: Indoor talk (speaker to be confirmed). Details later by email, Facebook and local papers. Glenview Hotel, 8.00pm.
Saturday 20 April: Outing to Glendalough to look for spring migrants, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Raven, Peregrine. Meet at Upper Lake car park, 10.00am (€4 per car charge for parking).
Sunday 12 May: Dawn Chorus Day walk in East Coast Nature Reserve. Meet at front entrance on Sea Road, Newcastle, at 5.00am.