West Cork Branch
Protecting birds and biodiversity in West Cork
We would like to make members aware of the Cork Branch outings also, as many members are able to attend both. Their outings can be found on their website.
Except where indicated, all events are free and non-Members are very welcome.
Sunday 6th May 2018
Sunday 13th May 2018
Saturday 2nd June 2018 ***CHANGE OF LOCATION***
Due to our planned outing to Sherkin on Saturday 2 June coinciding with a weekend electronic music festival on the island, we are cancelling this trip. Instead, we are are meeting at Cape Clear Bird Observatory at 11:15am. For this travelling from Baltimore, the ferry departs at 10:30am. We apologise for any inconvenience caused
Cape Clear Island
11:15am Meet at Cape Clear Bird Observatory (ferry from Baltimore leaves at 10.30am). Bring suitable footwear and clothing and a picnic lunch. Ferry departs Cape Clear at 4.30pm.
Leader: Paul Connaughton / Julian Wylie Toilet facilities: Yes Walk: Strenuous
Saturday 14th July 2018
Beach clean up
10:00am Meet at Inchydoney beach for an hour or two helping to clean the dunes.
Every year millions of tons of trash end up in the ocean. It is estimated that by 2050 there could be more plastic than fish in its waters. Help us make a difference by joining a clean-up of Inchydoney beach. Bring the family and enjoy a day out at this spectacular beach while playing your part in keeping our coasts clean.
Leaders: Emily Fitzgerald & Gill Weyman Toilet facilities: Yes Walk: Easy
Sunday 22nd July 2018
Pelagic trip – BirdWatch Ireland Members only
8.00am Meet at Kinsale Harbour (details of meeting place & cost etc available on enquiry). Limited places & booking is essential.
Leader: Paul Connaughton Toilet facilities: Yes Book: Nicholas Mitchell
Saturday 11th August 2018
For those interested in getting involved in this wetland survey & want to learn more, or who are already involved & want to help improve its coverage & implementation in West Cork.
2:00pm Meet in Celtic Ross Hotel foyer. Indoor presentation followed by outdoor practical session.
Leader: Damaris Lysaght Toilet facilities: Yes Walk: Easy
Saturday 25th August 2018
National Heritage Week - Family Event at Rosscarbery
2:30pm 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
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:
Note: To receive email updates and news about the branch, contact Jim Wilson at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Beginners, families and non-members welcome to meetings and outings.