Olivia talking to group at Milltown
The group met up at Drumlane Abbey car park Milltown where we were joined by Olivia Crowe from Birdwatch Ireland. Olivia explained the importance of the I-WeBS survey and why Lough Oughter is such an important location for wetland birds. We then divided ourselves up into small groups to go out and count individual lakes. The good turnout meant that we were able to have a mix of beginners and those with more experience of doing surveys in each group. Unfortunately the weather conditions deteriorated through the day, but an enjoyable day was had by all nonetheless! Thanks to Olivia Crowe and to everyone who came along to help out with the survey.
To learn more about the Irish Wetland Bird Survey (I-WeBS) click here or read post by Niall Tierney is previous blog post (December)