BirdWatch Ireland Cork Branch organises outings and other events for members and non-members in Cork city and the eastern side of county Cork on a regular basis. The branch also as encourages members and non-members to become involved in local bird surveys and conservation work. Our branch neighbour West Cork Branch covers activities in the western half of the county. We also feature contact details, events and a link to their website here for anyone interested in BirdWatch Ireland events in the western side of the county. Further details of upcoming events are given below.
11th May (Saturday). Dusk Chorus walk, Ballybrack Woods, Douglas (Mangala), Cork. Meet Douglas Community Centre as 8.00pm.
One-off outings (e.g. for rare birds) may take place. See our Facebook page or branch emails for details.
Cork Branch Contacts: If you have any enquiries, would like to receive email updates on activities etc, would like to volunteer your services or would like any additional details, please contact:
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WEST CORK BRANCH
Secretary: Nick Mitchell 087 121 5256, secretary(at)birdwatchirelandwestcork.ie
Emailing List: mailinglist|(at)birdwatchirelandwestcork.ie
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 west cork branch activities see below and also: ww.birdwatchirelandwestcork.ie
WEST CORK BRANCH EVENTS
Please check e-Wings, our Facebook,
our Website, or contact Nicholas Mitchell for changes in the schedule.
To receive regular updates please send your e-mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 24th April 2019
Annual General Meeting
7:30pm O'Donovan's Hotel, Clonakilty
Sunday 12th May 2019
Dawn Chorus – Castlefreke Woods
4.30am Meet at Castlefreke Woods car park for prompt start at 4:45am. The Bacon Butty Van will be on site again this year to provide welcome hot sustenance after the main event.
Grid Ref W 324 358; GPS 51.57137 (N), -8.97490 (W)
Leader: David Rees Toilet facilities: No Walk: Easy
Wednesday 15th May 2019
Swift Project Workshop
Launching the West Cork Swift Project with a workshop. Open to anyone & everyone who want to find out more about this exciting project & (hopefully!!) get involved. Contact Paul Hadland at email@example.com for more information.
7:00pm Meet at Abbeystrewry Church Hall, Bridge Street, Skibbereen.
Leader: Paul Hadland Toilet facilities: Yes Walk: Easy
Sunday 19th May 2019
Cape Clear – Spring migration
11:45am Meet at the Cape Clear Bird Observatory (ferry from Baltimore leaves at 11:00am). This is a full day outing. Bring suitable footwear and clothing and a picnic lunch. Return on 5:00pm ferry.
Leader: TBA Toilets: Yes Walk: Strenuous
June to August 2019
A Swift Pint
Throughout the summer the Branch will visit towns in West Cork on weekday evenings for a series of “Swift Pint” events. The purpose of these events is to meet up with local people, explain what the Swift project is all about, "look for Swifts and encourage interest and local participation, and finish with a chat (maybe over a pint). The Branch will publicise dates through community groups, its website, mailing list & Facebook Page. Please contact Paul Hadland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday 24th August 2019
National Heritage Week - Family Event at Rosscarbery
3:00pm Meet at Celtic Ross Hotel Rosscarbery (OSI ref W 286 363; GPS 51.57564, -9.02925) and find out more about the birds that use the estuary on migration and during the winter. No more than two hours.
Leader: Nicholas Mitchell Toilets: Yes Walk: Easy
Beginners, families and non-members welcome to meetings and outings.