Clare Bird Sightings

Upcoming Outings

Saturday  15th January 2011
Outing to Liscannor Bay and Clahane to see divers, shorebirds and pipits. Meet at Liscannor Pier at 11a.m.
Leaders: Dave McNamara and Stan Nugent
Saturday 19th February 2011
Outing to Nimmo’s Pier, Galway for white winged gulls and shorebirds. Meet at the Slipway Nimmo’s Pier at 11a.m.
Leaders: John N Murphy and Finbarr MacGabhann
Saturday 19th March 2011
Outing to Ballyvaughan Bay in search of divers, sea duck and early returning migrants. Meet at the Pier in Ballyvaughan at 11a.m.
Leaders: Austin Cooney and Brian Finnegan
Saturday 16th April 2011
Outing to Fanore where we will look for summer breeding birds in the sand dunes and walk up the Caher Valley for wild flowers and other birds. Meet at the car-park at Fanore sand dunes at 11a.m.
Leaders: John N Murphy and Tom Lynch
Sunday 15th May 2011
Outing to the Mulloughmore area of the Burren on National Dawn Chorus Day. This is an opportunity to listen and see Whitethroat, Yellowhammer, Blackcap and other birds of the Burren. It will be a very leisurely stroll lasting for 3 hours or more if the weather is good. Meet at the Gotto Corofin at 5a.m. (No dogs allowed) Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Leaders: Austin Cooney  Finbarr MacGabhann Tom and Nuala Lynch.
Saturday 11th June 2011
Boat trip under the Cliffs of Moher to see breeding Puffins and other seabirds. Meet at Doolin Pier. Check on this site for more exact details closer to the date. (Times and tides)
Book the week in advance by contacting John N Murphy Tom Lynch or Austin Cooney. It is necessary to do this as places are limited on this very pleasant sea outing.
Saturday 2nd July 2011
Outing to Corronroo on the Clare/Galway border to visit the Sandwich Tern and Black-headed Gull colony. Meet at the Merriman Hotel in Kinvarra at 11a.m.
Leaders: John N Murphy and Tom Lynch
Saturday 21st August
Outing to the Bridges of Ross to watch seabird migration. This one of the hot- spots for birding on these islands at this time of year.  A very different birdwatching experience. Meet at the car-park at the Bridges of Ross at 10a.m. B+B and food is available at the Lighthouse Inn Kilbaha at reasonable rates.
Leaders: John N Murphy and Finbarr MacGabhann.
Saturday 10th September 2011
Outing to the Shannon Airport Lagoon to see waders and ducks. Meet at the Shannon Golf Club car-park at 10a.m.
Leaders: John Rattigan and Stan Nugent.
Saturday 1st October 2011
Outing to Loop Head to look for lost American vagrants. Meet at the Lighthouse Inn Kilbaha at 11a.m.
Leaders: John N Murphy and Brian Finnegan.
Saturday 19th November 2011
Outing to Lurga Point, Seafield, Quilty to search for wading birds and gulls. Meet at the Pier at Seafield at 11a.m.
Leaders: John N Murphy and Tom Lynch
Saturday 3rd December 2011
Outing to Ballyallia Lake, Ennis to see wildfowl and ducks. Meet at the Display Board opposite the shop at 11a.m.
Leaders: Nuala and Tom Lynch.
Warm clothing, binoculars, flask and sandwiches add greatly to the enjoyment of all the above outings.
Children must be accompanied by an adult. 
Dogs are not allowed.
For  other 2011 outings check our calendar or or seasonal issue of Wings.

Copies of our publication The Shannon Airport Lagoon-A Unique Irish Habitat
are available from Tom Lynch, 16 Oak Park, Ennis, Co. Clare. Price: €10

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