Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Upcoming Branch Events

Seabank, Dundalk 

Outing to Dundalk Bay: Sunday 6th October

The first outing of the season will be to Dundalk Bay on Sunday 6th October. Dundalk Bay is an internationally important site for waders and wildfowl, and is a popular location for our branch outings. Here we expect to see a good variety of species that have just returned from their Northern breeding grounds. This time of year is also a good time to look out for rarer species such as ruff, curlew sandpiper and whimbrel.

There will be an option to car share from Bailieborough or meet with the group in Dundalk. More details regarding meet-up points and times for this event will be posted closer to the date.

Outing to Inch Reserve, Donegal: Sunday 10th November

Whooper Swan at Inch Lough

An outing to Donegal to visit Inch Reserve and Blanket Nook will take place on Sunday 10th November. At this time of the year large numbers of whooper swans are present, having just completed the journey from their breeding grounds in Iceland to Inch. November is one of the nicest times of the year to visit the reserve as the calling swans and geese make for a  very atmospheric scene. We will also visit Blanket Nook which is another good location for viewing geese and waders.

More details on this event will be posted closer to the date.

Warm waterproof clothing and a packed lunch are  recommended for all outdoor events. All events suitable for beginners!

Garden Bird Presentation by Jamie Durrant (Birdwatch Ireland): Tuesday 26th November

"Feeding Garden Birds", a presentation by Jamie Durrant of Birdwatch Ireland, will take place in the Cavan County Museum, Ballyjamesduff at 8pm. 

This is always a popular topic and Jamie will have lots of good advice for those interested in helping birds survive the harsh winter months and who wish to attract a variety of different bird species to their garden.

All welcome and admission will be free!