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Bird Race

Sunday 28th January 2018

Start: 8.30am - Scally's Supervalu Carpark, Clonakilty

Finish: 5.30pm - O'Donovan's Hotel, Clonakilty

A great day was had by all at our annual bird race today! A total of 103 species were observed! Congrats to the winning team the "Vikings" pictured below (left to right - John Lynch, Mike O’Keefe, Tony Nagle, Paul Moore
& Paul Connaughton Chairperson, West Cork Branch) with an impressive 98 species recorded. A well deserved cuppa and sandwich was had in O'Donovan's afterwards where the winning team was presented with the much coveted plaque.
Full results below:
1st Place: Vikings, 98 species
2nd Place: Petrel Heads, 93 species
3rd Place: Four Cs, 91 species
4th Place: Disgruntled 4, 88 species 
5th Place: Two's Company, 88 species 
6th Place: The Dippers, 80 species 
7th Place: Deasy's, 59 species (half-day)


1st Place Team: Colin Barton, Ciaran Cronin, Calvin Jones and Chris O'Sullivan

1st Place Team Above: John Lynch, Mike O’Keefe, Tony Nagle, Paul Moore