Both were active birdwatchers and ringers and with the help of an interested committee ensured that the branch became one of the most prominent in the Birdwatch Ireland network in a short period of time.
Outings are held on a monthly basis and are open to everybody young and old.
Most outings are to birding sites within the county but now and then trips are arranged for birding hot spots in other parts of the country.
In 1994 a book titled ‘Birds of Clare and Limerick 1982-1991’was published in association with the Limerick branch.
More recently in 2003 ‘The Shannon Airport Lagoon-A unique Irish Habitat’ was issued with the support of our organisation.
Members have contributed to radio programmes on Clare FM and RTE and a few have featured on TV programmes from time to time.
The objectives of our branch are preservation, conservation and education for the betterment of bird life in Clare and beyond.
The officers of the branch at present are:
Chairperson: Austin Cooney
Vice-Chairperson: Stan Nugent
Secretary: Tom Lynch
Treasurer: John Murphy
PRO: John Rattigan.