BirdWatch Ireland

West Cork Branch

Protecting birds and biodiversity in West Cork



The Branch



Birding Sites

Branch Diary





A list of our events can be found on our Facebook page, and can also be obtained by joining our mailing list. To join the mailing list, please e-mail The Mailing List.

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.

Summer & Autumn 2022

Sunday 14th August 2022

Pelagic boat trip - Members only

€60pp.  If you are interested, please email Nicholas Mitchell with your name & membership number

Saturday 20th August 2022

National Heritage Week - Family event at Rosscarbery

The Branch will be on the causeway by the small pool opposite the Celtic Ross Hotel from 2:30pm to 4:30pm.  Come along and out more about the birds that use the estuary on migration and during the winter.

Leader:    Nicholas Mitchell   087 121 5256

Toilets:    Yes           Walk:      Easy

Sunday 11th September 2022

Cape Clear Island

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.

Toilets:    Yes           Walk:    Moderate

Sunday 9th October 2022

Mizen Head – Autumn migration

9:30am    Meet at Mizen Vision (GPS 51.45157, -9.81107).  Full-day outing with half-day option.
Leader:    Mike Cobley (086) 873 6436)

Toilets:    Yes           Walk:    Easy