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January 12, 2018
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January 12, 2018


With a talk on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Glenview Hotel, the Wicklow branch of BirdWatch Ireland are always keen to ruffle some feathers.

Just not, you know, if the bird is rare, resting or vicious.

We should say that the montly meetings are free, but donations are very much appreciated, to help towards the costs.

Here’s the January 2019 newsletter from honorary branch secretary, Clodagh Duffy…

Tuesday February 12th Glenview Hotel: 25 Years Of The Irish Wetlands
This winter we are celebrating the 25th Annversary of IWeBS (The Irish Wetland Bird Survey) Come along and join us with BirdWatch Ireland’s IWeBS coordinator Niamh Fitzgerald for a look back at the history of the survey and the successes it has achieved through the years. Over 100 SPA’s (Special Protection Areas) have been designated to date as a result of IWeBS data. Niamh’s talk will inform us how this important bird protection process works. More info on Facebook here.

Sunday February 3rd: Outing to East Coast Nature Reserve
Join us for a family friendly guided walk along the seaside boundary of the East Coast Nature Reserve. Andrew Lynch, the ECNR Warden, will host a family friendly event that will involve a walk around the site to see the birds and then a traditional wetland craft session – making St. Brigid’s Crosses from rushes found onsite. (St Brigid’s Day is celebrated on February 1st). More info on Facebook here.

Meet at railway crossing at end of Sea Road, Newcastle, at 10.30am.

And just a reminder that the Annual Wicklow Bird Race will take place on Saturday 16th February. Meet at 7am in the car park at the south end of Bray promenade, for a 7.15am start. Race finishes at 6.45pm in the Beehive Inn (at Junction 18 on the M11). Cost is €5 per person with teams of 3/4 per car. See our Facebook event page for rules/guide and to indicate your interest in taking part by getting in touch.

You can find out more about BirdWatch Ireland Wicklow right here, or you can email them on info@birdwatchireland.ie. And if you’re interested in taking up birdwatching, here’s a handy to-do list.

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