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.
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 Longstrand car park, Castlefreke, Clonakilty (Map ref W 323 346 or GPS 51.56084, -8.97574) by 4:30am. The walk will last an hour or so and after the event the "Early Bird Bacon Butty Van" will be on hand to provide bacon or mushroom butties and refreshments for a small charge.
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
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: email@example.com
Beginners, families and non-members welcome to meetings and outings.