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Cork Branch Events

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.

September 16th. Outing to Tacumshin Co. Wexford. Leaving. Cork at 8.00am. Booking essential to car pool. 087 2734975

September 25th. “ Birds & Light - from Field Craft to Field Guides from Art to Photography “ a talk by Mike O Keeffe. Venue SMA Hall Wilton 8.00. pm

October 23rd. A talk and photo slide show by Charlie Lee. " Birds and Wildlife ". Venue SMA Hall Wilton 8.00. pm

November 24th. Branch outing to Harper’s Island starting at 2.00pm until light allows. This is a Joint outing with Tipperary Branch.

December 11th. ( Tuesday ) : " From Cape Verde to Marrakesh " A wildlife journey with Jim Wilson. Venue SMA Hall Wilton 8.00pm

December 30th. ( Sunday) : A Christmas stroll by Douglas estuary with Tony Nagle. Meet at Harty's Quay Car Park, Rochestown Rd. at 2.00pm.

January 20th, 2019 ( Sunday ): Outing to Dungarvan Bay for waders with John Power. Leave Cork at 9.00am. Morning session 10.30am to 1.00pm. Evening session 1.30pm to 4.00pm. All welcome to attend one or both sessions.

One-off outings (e.g. for rare birds) may take place. See Facebook page or branch email 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:

Paul Moore at paulmoore01(at)eircom.net or 087-690 8108.
Jim Wilson at info@birdwatchcork.com

Note: To receive email updates and news about the branch, email: info@birdwatchcork.com

BirdWatch Ireland Cork Branch Facebook Page

 

WEST CORK BRANCH

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:

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: www.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 mailinglist@birdwatchirelandwestcork.ie
Except where indicated, all events are free and non-Members are very welcome.


Please check e-Wings, our Facebook, our Website, or contact Nicholas Mitchell for more information &/or
changes to the schedule. To receive regular updates please send your e-mail address to mailinglist@birdwatchirelandwestcork.ie.
Except where indicated, all events are free and non-Members are very welcome.

Sunday 4th November 2018
Rosscarbery Estuary
10:30pm Meet at Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery (OSI ref W 286 363; GPS 51.57564, -9.02925) for car-share to
Owenahincha & walk back to Rosscarbery. Half-day with full-day option.
Leader: David Rees Toilets: Yes Walk: Moderate

Wednesday 28th November 2018
Talk & slideshow – Extremadura by Paul Hadland & Anne Dale
7:30pm The Warren Suite, Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery

Wednesday 5th December 2018
Talk by Brian Caffery – West Cork Swift Conservation Project
For anyone who wants to learn more about this fascinating bird & wants to help with a West Cork wide survey.
7:30pm The Warren Suite, Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery

Sunday 9th December 2018
Tralee Bay & Castlegregory
Details: A day trip to Kerry with a car-shares from agreed points in West Cork. Contact David Rees
treasurer@birdwatchirelandwestcork.ie for information & booking details.
Leaders: David Rees & Nicholas Mitchell Toilets: Probably Walk: Easy

Friday 28th December 2018
Christmas walk – Garrettstown/Ballinspittle Woods
12:00pm Meet at Templetrine Church car park (OSI ref W 574 457; GPS 51.66285, -8.61475) for a gentle
woodland stroll & possibly a visit to Garrettstown Marsh afterwards. Bring suitable clothing & a picnic.
Leader: Nicholas Mitchell Toilets: No Walk: Moderate

Sunday 27th January 2019
West Cork Bird Race
8:30am Race start at Scally’s SuperValu car park, Clonakilty
6:00pm Race finish at O’Donovan’s Hotel, Clonakilty
Contact: Nicholas Mitchell secretary@birdwatchirelandwestcork.ie to register your team (€5pp registration includes finger food in O’Donovan’s after the race)

Sunday 24th February 2019
Gulls and Divers in Bantry Bay
11:00am Meet opposite West Lodge Hotel, Bantry (on N71 south of Bantry OSI Map 85 Ref. V 979 477). Bring
suitable clothing and picnic. Full day outing.
Leader Paul Connaughton Toilets: Yes Walk: Easy

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Beginners, families and non-members welcome to meetings and outings.