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West Cork Branch

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International Shorebird Conference 2016


Here you will find information about the branch, our events and birding in West Cork.

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The Branch holds twenty to twenty-five outdoor and indoor events each year and these are open to the Public.  The only exception to this is when a boat trip is involved, in which case the outing is limited to BirdWatch Ireland members only because of insurance.  With exception of special trips, entry to our events is free.

On our outings you can learn to recognise birds and discover all about their habits and the habitats they live in.  You can discover the amazing spectacle of migration and see birds from America, Europe and Asia which turn up on West Cork headlands each autumn and spring.  We always ensure great leaders and each outing is well organised.  We provide information on the walking difficulty of the outing: easy, moderate or severe.  Recently we have also invested in optical equipment for loan to beginners at our outings.

Please come along and enjoy the nature of West Cork.

"Something to Crow About!" - read the fantastic article about the branch, which appeared in the Southern Star.

International Shorebird Conference:

BirdWatch Ireland is organising the Annual conference of the wader study group in Trabolgan, County Cork, Ireland on 9th - 12th September 2016.

The conference is open to members and non-members of the IWSG and all details can be found at Queries to Lesley Lewis;

Our next event is:

Pelagic Trip

14th August 2016

8.00am      Meet at Baltimore Pier.  Cost €50.  Limited places & booking is essential.

Leader:     Paul Connaughton              Toilets: Yes            Book: Nicholas Mitchell

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Hoopoe, Spring 2015, Timoleague.

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