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.
Saturday 11th August 2018
I-WeBS – 25 Years & Counting
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 at Social Centre (behind Centra), Rosscarbery. Indoor presentation followed by outdoor practical session.
Leader: Lesley Lewis Toilets: 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. We will have scopes & bird ID checklists so that children in particular will be able to see the birds close up. There will also be a children’s competition. No more than two hours.
Leader: Nicholas Mitchell Toilets: Yes Walk: Easy
Sunday 2nd September 2018
Old Head of Kinsale – sea-watching and autumn migrants
8:45am Meet at car park before entrance to Old Head Golf Club (OSI ref W 624 407; GPS 51.61821, -8.54191). This event is limited to 20 places so booking is essential.
Sunday 23rd September 2018
Cape Clear – Autumn migration
11:15am Meet at the Cape Clear Bird Observatory (ferry from Baltimore leaves at 10:30am). This is a full day outing. Bring suitable footwear and clothing and a picnic lunch. Return on 4:30pm ferry.
Leader: TBA Toilets: Yes Walk: Strenuous
Sunday 7th October 2018
Mizen Head – Autumn migration
8:30am Meet at Mizen Vision (OSI ref V 741 236; GPS 51.45157, -9.81107). Full-day outing with half-day option.
Leaders: Dan Ballard Toilets: Yes Walk: Easy
Sunday 4th November 2018
10:30pm Meet at Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery (OSI ref W 286 363; GPS 51.57564, -9.02925) for car-share to Owenahincha & walk back to Rosscarbery. Half-day with full-day option.
Leader: David Rees Toilets: Yes Walk: Moderate
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.