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May 2023

Sunday 14th May 2023-Dawn Chorus Outing to the Burren.

May 14, 2023 @ 5:00 am

Dawn Chorus outing to the Burren on National Dawn Chorus Day 2023. We hope to hear and see Common Sandpiper, Cuckoo, Wheatear, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Yellowhammer along with more common birds such as Meadow Pipit, Stonechat and Willow Warbler. Meet at the Grotto Corofin at 5a.m. Bring a flask and some food for breakfast if you wish. This will be a gentle stroll through various parts of the Burren. No dogs allowed for obvious reasons.

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June 2023

Saturday 10th June 2023-Loop Head

June 10, 2023 @ 11:00 am

Joint outing with the Limerick Branch of BWI to Loop Head to look at nesting Shag, Herring Gull, Kittiwake, Guillemot, Razorbill and Chough along the northern cliffs of the Headland and Gull Island. A memorable experience. Keating’s Pub Kilbaha will be open for food and Kilbaha Gallery provide coffee, tea and snacks. Meet at the Lighthouse car-park on the Headland at 11a.m,

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September 2023

Saturday 23rd September 2023-Shannon Airport Lagoon.

September 23, 2023 @ 11:00 am

Outing to Shannon Airport Lagoon and nearby mudflats. We will see various species of duck, wader, gull and passerines at this unique habitat. Last year local birder Phil Brennan was ringing in the area and showed us Reed Warbler and Sedge Warbler in the hand. Meet at Shannon Golf Club car-park at 11a.m.

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October 2023

Saturday 7th October 2023-Kilbaha and Loop Head.

October 7, 2023 @ 9:30 am

A visit to Kilbaha and Loop Head in search of scarce and rare migrants. We will search the gardens at Kilbaha and also the Headland. Last year this outing was led by John N. Murphy and a Baltimore Oriole and two Red-eyed Vireo were in the area. Meet at Kilbaha Village at 9.30a.m. Keatings Pub should be open for food but bring a flask and food if you wish.

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November 2023

Saturday 25th November 2023-Curraghchase Forest Park.

November 25, 2023 @ 11:00 am

Joint outing with the Limerick Branch to Curraghchase Forest Park. We hope to see Hawfinch, Brambling, Jay, Buzzard along with more common birds of the woodland. Red Squirrel are usually seen during this outing. Meet at the car-park inside the barrier at 9.30a.m. Free admission if you arrive on time for the outing. Bring binoculars if you have them. Wrap up warm. Food and sandwiches are optional. Food available at De Bucket and other outlets nearby.

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December 2023

Saturday 9th December 2023-Ballyallia Lake

December 9, 2023 @ 11:00 am

Outing to Ballyallia Lake and surroundings just north of Ennis. This a great site to view waders, wildfowl and birds of prey. Meet at the Birdboard opposite the shop on the Ruan road at 11a.m.

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January 2024

Saturday 27th January 2024-Seafield Quilty

January 27 @ 11:00 am

A visit to Seafield, Quilty and nearby Lough Donnell. This is an excellent site to see waders up close. The area also hosts divers, gulls, birds of prey and a flock of Barnacle Geese on nearby Mutton Island. Meet at the Pier, Seafield at 11a.m. Wear warm clothing. Bring binoculars if you have them. Flask and sandwiches are optional. Food available in Quilty.

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February 2024

Saturday 24th February 2024-Mid Clare Lakes

February 24 @ 11:00 am

Our February outing will be Lake Atedaun and Lake Inchiquin. These lakes host lots of Wigeon, Teal, Gadwall. Whooper Swan, Mute Swan along with many other bird species. Meet at the Church in Corofin at 11a.m. Bring binoculars if you have them. Wear warm clothing. A flask and sandwiches are optional. Facilities for food available at Corofin.

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March 2024

Saturday 23rd March 2024-Ballyvaughan

March 23 @ 11:00 am

A trip to Ballyvaughan and the Rine where we hope to see Brent Geese, Red-breasted Merganser, Shelduck, divers, waders, gulls etc. Meet at the Pier opposite Monk’s Pub, Ballyvaughan at 11a.m.

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April 2024

Saturday 27th April- Dawn Chorus Outing Ballyallia Lake.

April 27 @ 5:30 am - 7:00 am

Special Dawn Chorus event to Ballyallia Lake in association with Ennis Tidy Towns. Meet where car parking spaces begin on the Ruan Road opposite the Lake at 5.30a.m. Great place to hear Blackbird, Song Thrush, Robin, Wren, Chaffinch, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Blackcap and many other birds in song. We will scan the lake for nesting water birds such Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Coot, Moorhen, etc.Who knows what else may turn up on a fine morning.…

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Saturday 27th April-Fanore and Caher Valley

April 27 @ 11:00 am

Outing to Fanore and the Caher Valley. We will look for birds on the sea and beach at Fanore. Later we will search for migrants on the sand-dunes and while strolling along the Caher Valley. We often see Dipper in the river flowing through the Valley. Meet at Fanore Beach car-park at 11a.m.

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May 2024

Sunday 12th May-Dawn Chorus Outing

May 12 @ 5:00 am

Dawn Chorus outing to the Mullaghmore area of the Burren. During the course of an early morning stroll through this unique habitat we hope to hear and see Whitethroat, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Cuckoo, Yellowhammer and many more species.Bring a flask and food if you wish. Meet at the Grotto, Corofin at 5a.m.

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