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April 2022

Saturday 23rd April 2022-Fanore and the Caher Valley.

April 23, 2022 @ 11:00 am

Outing to Fanore and the Caher Valley. A nice ramble where we hope to see spring migrants, Dippers, Grey Wagtail and birds of the north Clare countryside. Meet at Fanore Beach car-park at 11a,m,

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May 2022

Sunday 8th May 2022-Mullaghmore Area in the Burren

May 8, 2022 @ 5:00 am

National Dawn Chorus Outing to the Mullaghmore area and the Burren National Park where we hope to hear and see Cuckoo, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler and if very lucky Yellowhammer. More common birds will also be heard and seen. Meet at the Grotto, Corofin at 5a.m.

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June 2022

Saturday 11th June 2022-Loop Head

June 11, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Outing to Loop Head to see nesting seabirds on the cliffs. Great location to see Common Guillemot, Razorbill, Kittiwake, Fulmar, Herring Gull, Shag, Chough etc. A memorable occasion on a fine day. Bring a flask and sandwiches if you wish. Keating’s Bar may be open for food. This will be a joint outing with the Limerick Branch of BWI. Meet at Loop Head Lighthouse car-park at 11a.m.

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September 2022

Saturday 10th September 2022-Shannon Airport Lagoon

September 10, 2022 @ 11:00 am

Outing to Shannon Airport Lagoon to see waders, wildfowl and passerines. This is a unique biodiversity site. Meet at Shannon Golf Club car-park at 11a.m.

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October 2022

Saturday 1st October 2022-Kilbaha and Loop Head

October 1, 2022 @ 9:00 am

A trip to Kilbaha and Loop Head to search for scarce and rare migrants in the gardens and on the Headland. Usually a memorable autumn outing. Meet at Keating’s in Kilbaha at 9a.m. If you arrive late you will catch up with us up along the road. Keating’s Bar should be open for food later in the morning.

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November 2022

Saturday 26th November 2022-Curraghchase Forest Park

November 26, 2022 @ 9:30 am

Joint outing with the Limerick Branch of BWI to Curraghchase Forest Park where we will look for Hawfinch, Brambling, Jay, Buzzard and the more common birds of this wonderful site. We usually drop across a few Red Squirrel. Meet at the car-park inside the barrier at Curraghchase at 9.30a.m.

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December 2022

Saturday 10th December 2022-Ballyallia Lake

December 10, 2022 @ 11:00 am

Outing to Ballyallia Lake and environs just north of Ennis. This is an excellent wintering site for a variety of wildfowl and waders. Birds of prey are often seen at this time of year. Woodland and farmland birds are usually plentiful. Meet opposite the shop on the Ruan road at 11a.m.

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January 2023

Saturday 28th January 2023-Seafield, Quilty

January 28, 2023 @ 11:00 am

A visit to Seafield, Quilty will be our first outing for 2023. This is an excellent site to view waders up close as they are used of people as they forage along the shore. Divers, Gulls, Barnacle Geese and seabirds will be seen offshore. Meet at the Pier, Seafield at 11a.m. Bring binoculars if you have them. Wear warm clothing. Food and a hot drink are advisable. If you wish tea, coffee, snacks can be purchased at the shop in…

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February 2023

Saturday 25th February 2023-Lakes on the River Fergus

February 25, 2023 @ 11:00 am

We will visit Lake Atedaun, Lake Inchiquin and perhaps other nearby lakes on the River Fergus system. At this of year Whooper Swan, waders and wildfowl will be plentiful in this area. Meet at the Church in Corofin at 11a.m. Bring binoculars if you have them. Warm clothing and food/hot drink add to the enjoyment of the occasion.

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March 2023

Saturday 25th March 2023-Ballyvaughan and The Rine.

March 25, 2023 @ 11:00 am

Outing to Ballyvaughan and The Rine to see divers, Brent Geese, Red-breasted Merganser, waders and some farmland birds. Meet at the Pier, Ballyvaughan opposite Monk’s Pub at 11a.m. Bring binoculars if you have them. Warm clothing, food and a hot drink add to the enjoyment of the occasion. Food and beverages will be available at various outlets in Ballyvaughan.

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April 2023

Saturday 22nd April 2023-Fanore and The Caher Valley.

April 22, 2023 @ 11:00 am

A trip to Fanore and the Caher Valley where we will scan the sea off Fanore, walk the sand dunes in search of returning migrants and later stroll along the Caher Valley looking for Dipper, Blackcap, Raven, Linnet etc. Meet at the car-park at Fanore Beach at 11a.m. Bring binoculars if you have them. A little food for a picnic adds to the enjoyment of the event if you wish to bring some with you.

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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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