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March 2018

Saturday 24th March-Ballyvaughan area.

March 24, 2018 @ 11:00 am

A visit to the Ballyvaughan area in north Clare. We will look for birds in Ballyvaughan Bay and walk along the Rine. Hope to see Brent Geese, divers, seaduck, waders etc. Meet at the pier opposite Monks Pub at 11a.m. Leaders: Brian Finnegan and Austin Cooney.

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April 2018

Sunday 29th April-Fanore and the Caher Valley

April 29, 2018 @ 11:00 am

Outing to Fanore where we will check the beach for gulls, terns and waders. Then walk the sand-dunes to look for nesting Meadow Pipit, Skylark and Wheatear. After that we will stroll up the Caher Valley to look for Dipper, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Raven and birds of prey. Meet at Fanore Beach car-park at 11a.m. Bring a picnic. Leaders: Páidí Cullinan and John N. Murphy.

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May 2018

Sunday 13th May 2018 Dawn Chorus-Burren National Park

May 13, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Meet at the Grotto, Corofin at 5a.m. We hope to see and hear Whitethroat, Blackcap, Cuckoo, Yellowhammer and other birds common in this unique habitat.We will stroll through the limestone pavement at a leisurely pace. Worth getting up early to experience the birds of the Burren. No dogs please.

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June 2018

Saturday 9th June-Nesting Seabirds at Loop Head

June 9, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Outing to Loop Head to see nesting Guillemot, Razorbill, Kittiwake, Fulmar etc. Always a great birding experience. Meet at Loop Head Lighthouse car-park at 11a.m.

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August 2018

Saturday 25th August-Seawatching at the Bridges of Ross

August 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Seawatch outing to the Bridges of Ross on the Loop Head Peninsula. If conditions are suitable good views of Shearwater, Skuas, Petrels and other seabirds on their southbound passage can be observed. This is one of the top spots for seawatching in Ireland and Britain. Meet at the Bridges of Ross car-park at 9am. If you arrive at the car-Park late go to the Hollow at the cliff edge where there will be a number of birders. Follow the path…

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Clare Swift Project 2017/2018

August 31, 2018 @ 8:00 am

Clare Swift Project would like to receive any information on nesting Swifts in the County. Contact clareswifts@gmail.com. Clare Branch of BWI intend to install Swift boxes on suitable buildings next spring so information on nests this year is vital for the success of this project.

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September 2018

Saturday 22nd September-The Shannon Airport Lagoon.

September 22, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Outing to the Shannon Airport Lagoon to look for Reed Warblers, Sedge Warblers, Stonechats, Reed Bunting, Gadwall, Black-tailed Godwit, Curlew, Dublin, Golden Plover and other birds using the Lagoon, reedbeds or nearby mudflats. Meet at the Shannon Golf-Club car-park at 1p.m.(note time to coincide with rising tide) Leaders:Nuala and Tom Lynch.

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October 2018

Saturday 6th October 2018-Loop Head Peninsula

October 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Joint outing with the Limerick Branch of BWI to the Loop Head Peninsula to search for scarce and rare autumn migrants. A wonderful birding spot at this time of year. Food available at Keating’s Pub Kilbaha or the nearby Gallery and Craft Shop. Meet at Kilbaha Village at 9a.m. Leaders: John N. Murphy and Clodagh Glasgow.

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November 2018

Saturday 24th November-Curraghchase Forest Park.

November 24, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Joint outing with the Limerick Branch of BWI to look for Hawfinch, Jay, Buzzard, Red Squirrel etc. Meet at Curraghchase Forest Park in the car-park a kilometre or so beyond the barrier. Leaders: Austin Cooney and Brian Finnegan.

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December 2018

Saturday 15th December-Ballyallia Lake.

December 15, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

A visit to the Ballyallia Lake area near Ennis to see a variety of wildfowl, waders and farmland birds. Meet at the Birdboard opposite Lake Stores at 11am. Leaders:Nuala and Tom Lynch.

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January 2019

Saturday 26th January 2019-Seafield, Quilty and Lough Donnell.

January 26 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Outing to Seafield, Quilty and nearby Lough Donnell to see waders, divers, gulls and geese. Meet at the Pier, Seafield at 11am. Leaders: John N. Murphy and Austin Cooney. The West Clare Wildlife Club will be joining us on this outing.

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February 2019

Saturday 23rd February-Clonderlaw Bay

February 23 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

A visit to the Clonderlaw Bay area to look for waders, geese, gulls and seaduck. Meet opposite the Church in Labasheeda at 11am. Leaders:Nuala and Tom Lynch

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