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 26th January 2020
West Cork Bird Race
8:30am Race start at Scally’s SuperValu car park, Clonakilty
6:00pm Race finish at O’Donovan’s Hotel, Clonakilty
Contact: Nicholas Mitchell firstname.lastname@example.org to register your team (€5pp registration includes finger food in O’Donovan’s after the race)
Saturday 8th February 2020
Harper’s Island – Joint outing with Cork Branch
2:00pm Meet at Harper’s Island First Hide (51.90874N -8.31445W). Parking is available in a layby near the entrance & at Glounthaune Station (8 minutes’ walk, west of the entrance). Bring suitable clothing & refreshments.
Leader: Paul Moore Toilets: Yes Walk: Easy
Saturday 7th March 2020
Toormore Loop walk & estuary
10:30am Meet at Toormore Church (51.51982, -9.6425). Countryside walk & estuary watch. Bring suitable clothing, refreshments & picnic. Contact Damaris Lysaght 087 054 7648 for details.
Leader: Paul Hadland Toilets: Yes Walk: Easy
Wednesday 18th March 2020
Annual General Meeting
7:30pm O’Donovan’s Hotel, Clonakilty
Sunday 5th April 2020
Old Head of Kinsale – Spring migration
8:30am Meet at the car park opposite The Speckled Door (GPS 51.63973, -8.55133) for full day outing on foot. Bring suitable clothing, refreshments & picnic.
Leader: Nicholas Mitchell Toilets: No Walk: Moderate
West Cork peninsulas – Spring migration
The Branch will lead ad hoc outings to the Old Head, Galley Head & Mizen Head when conditions are suitable, which could be any day of the week. A WhatsApp Group Chat will be created this year. In order to receive WhatsApp notifications, please WhatsApp Nicholas Mitchell at 087 121 5256.
Sunday 3rd May 2020
Dawn Chorus – Dromillihy Woods
4.30am Meet at Meet at Dromillihy Wood car park for prompt start at 4:45am. Refreshments afterwards. The car park is on N71 between Connonagh & Leap (W 237 383; GPS 51.59295N, -9.10091W).
Leader: David Rees Toilet facilities: No Walk: Easy
Sunday 10th May 2020
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
Cork Branch Events:
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.