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June 2019

Saturday 15th June-Loop Head

June 15, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Joint outing with the Limerick Branch of BWI to Loop Head to see a variety of nesting seabirds on the cliffs. Meet at the car-park at Loop Head Lighthouse at 11am. Leaders: Clodagh Glasgow and John N. Murphy. Nearby Kilbaha Gallery and Keatings Pub will be open if people wish to purchase food/coffee/tea etc.

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August 2019

Saturday 24th August-Bridges of Ross

August 24, 2019 @ 9:00 am

Seawatching at the Bridges of Ross where we will look for shearwaters, petrels, skuas, phalaropes and other seabirds on their southbound passage. A memorable event if conditions oblige. Meet at the Bridges of Ross car-park at 9a.m. Leaders:John N. Murphy and Finbar MacGabhann

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September 2019

Saturday 14th September 2019-Shannon Airport Lagoon

September 14, 2019 @ 11:00 am

Outing to the unique habitat that is the Shannon Airport Lagoon to look for waders, wildfowl and reedbed birds. Reed Warbler bred here in recent years. We will also check the nearby mudflats for Black-tailed Godwit, Curlew, Dunlin,etc. Meet at Shannon Golf Club car-park at 11a.m. Leaders: Nuala and Tom Lynch and Austin Cooney.

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October 2019

Saturday 5th October-Kilbaha/Loop Head

October 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am

Joint outing with the Limerick Branch of BWI to search for scarce and rare migrants in the gardens, Kilbaha and on the Headland. Yellow-browed Warblers are seen annually on this outing and who knows what else may show up. Meet in Kilbaha at 9a.m. or join in when you arrive. Leaders: John N. Murphy and Tom Lynch

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Saturday 22nd February 2020-Lake Atedaun and Inchiquin

October 8, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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November 2019

Saturday 23rd November 2019-Curraghchase Forest Park.

November 23, 2019 @ 9:30 am

Joint outing with the Limerick Branch of BWI to Curraghchase Forest Park to search for Hawfinch, Jay, Brambling, Buzzard, Red Squirrel etc. in this wonderful woodland setting. Meet in the car-park in Curraghchase at 9.30am. Entry will be free if you arrive around that time. Leaders: Nuala and Tom Lynch

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December 2019

Saturday 7th December 2019-Outing to Ballyallia Lake

December 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am

Outing to Ballyallia Lake near Ennis to see ducks, waders, woodland birds etc. Great site to visit for those new to the hobby or indeed the more experienced birder. Meet at the Birdboard opposite Lake Stores at 11a.m.

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January 2020

Saturday 25th January 2020-Seafield Quilty and Lough Donnell

January 25 @ 11:00 am

A visit to Seafield, Quilty and Lough Donnell to look at waders, divers and perhaps some birds of prey. A great site to see waders up close and also to see Purple Sandpiper. Meet at the Pier, Seafield at 11a.m.

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February 2020

Saturday 22nd February 2020-Lake Atedaun and Inchiquin

February 22 @ 11:00 am

A visit to Lake Atedaun, Lake Inchiquin and perhaps nearby lakes on the Fergus system to see swans, ducks, waders and woodland birds. Meet at the Grotto in Corofin at 11a.m.

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March 2020

Saturday 21st March 2020-Ballyvaughan Outing CANCELLED

March 21 @ 11:00 am

This outing is cancelled due to Covid 19.

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May 2020

Sunday 10th May 2020-Dawn Chorus Outing.

May 10 @ 5:00 am

National Dawn Chorus outing to the Burren National Park hoping to hear Whitethroat, Blackcap, Cuckoo, Yellowhammer, Willow Warbler, Wheatear, Stonechat and other birds of this unique habitat. Meet at the Grotto, Corofin at 5a.m. DUE TO COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS IT IS UNLIKELY THAT THIS EVENT WILL GO AHEAD. HOWEVER IF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES ALLOW YOU CAN GO OUT AND ENJOY A DAWN OR DUSK CHORUS IN THE BURREN OR ANY OTHER PART OF COUNTY CLARE FROM NOW TO THE END OF…

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October 2020

Saturday 3rd October-Loop Head

October 3 @ 9:00 am

THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO COVID 19 GUIDELINES. Loop Head is still open to birders and no doubt some of the Clare Branch of BWI will be in the area from early in the day as per usual.

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