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August 2018

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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March 2019

Saturday 23rd March-Outing to Ballyvaughan

March 23 @ 11:00 am

A trip to Ballyvaughan to look at waders, sea-duck, Brent Geese, etc. Meet opposite Monk’s Pub at 11am. Leaders:Austin Cooney and Brian Finnegan

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April 2019

Sunday 28th April-Fanore and the Caher Valley

April 28 @ 11:00 am

Outing to Fanore and the Caher Valley to see birds nesting in the sand-dunes, returning migrants such as Wheatear, Blackcap, Whitethroat, and possibly Dipper along the Caher River. Meet at Fanore Beach car-park at 11am. Leaders:John N. Murphy and Páidí Cullinan.

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May 2019

Friday 10th of May 2019-Dusk Chorus Kilkishen

May 10 @ 7:00 pm

We will walk along the Bog Road, Kilkishen to hear birds in the area performing their dusk chorus. Binoculars are not necessary but will enhance your experience. Wear suitable footwear and clothing. Meet at the GAA Pitch, Kilkishen at 7pm. Leaders: Nuala and Tom Lynch

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Sunday 12th May-Dawn Chorus in the Burren

May 12 @ 5:00 am

Dawn Chorus outing to the Mullaghmore area of the Burren hoping to hear and see Cuckoo, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Yellowhammer and other birds that frequent this unique landscape. Meet at the Grotto in Corofin at 5am. Leaders: Finbar MacGabhann, Nuala and Tom Lynch

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June 2019

Saturday 15th June-Loop Head

June 15 @ 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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