Occasional inland records, usually associated with severe weather. 2006 Cobh, adult, 16th January to 18th March. We will have regular updates on all matters ornithological from home and abroad so keep up to date with recent developments on our projects and campaigns and follow the fortunes of breeding birds and migrants to our shores. 2005 Clonakilty/Inchydoney area, first-summer, 2nd to 19th July. Visiter le site Branch Diary. Banner photo by Mark Carmody. Birds seen at the following locations: Ballycotton, Bantry, Baltimore, Castletownbere, Clonakilty, Cobh, Cork City Dump, Old Head of Kinsale, Red Strand (Galley Head), The Lough (Cork City), Youghal refuse tip. You can discover the amazing spectacle of migration and see birds from America, Europe and Asia which turn up on West Cork headlands each autumn and spring. 15 county records up to the end of 1999 when the species was removed from the IRBC rarities list. It can also be found wintering inland from Lake Erie to the valley of the Mississippi. Indeed, a Birdwatch Ireland/University College Cork study conducted on barn owl carcasses between 2007 and 2011 found that more than 85 per cent of 79 roadside carcasses had traces of rodenticides. Price quoted is per half-day (€125) / full-day (€200) and is based on our guide joining your party in your own vehicle. Birdwatch Ireland Cork Branch. - read the fantastic article about the branch, which appeared in the Southern Star, 26th January 2015. 2006 Carrigaline, first-winter, 29th and 30th January; presumed same, first-winter, Rosscarbery, 12th to 26th March,          presumed same as first-winter at Blackrock Castle, 22nd December 2005. With funding from the National Biodiversity Action Plan, Cork County Council has embarked on a project, supporting BirdWatch Ireland’s West Cork Branch, in their efforts to create new nesting opportunities for two of our most vulnerable bird species, the Swift and the Barn Owl. Every keen birdwatcher needs a good pair of bird watching binoculars. 2010 Baltimore, adult, 1st to 4th February. Difficulties with identification of adults and near-adults cloud the species status. Highest count one day count was 8 at Cape Clear on the 15th July 1992 and 8 at Old head of Kinsale ar on the 19th July 1992. Distribution: has a near-circumpolar distribution in the Arctic seas and pack-ice, breeding from north Canada through Greenland (to Denmark), Svalbard (Svalbard and Jan Meyan Islands (to Norway) and islands off northern Russia. Please e-mail to submit a photo for the front page. Many are rare or unusual or migratory birds, despite the fact that they are common residents across the Irish Sea in Britain. See one of the most spectacular shows here with a peregrine falcon attacking https://youtu.be/vHOAXvwvnIc. Welcome to the Facebook page of the Cork Branch of BirdWatch Ireland. BirdWatch Ireland is Ireland’s leading wildlife conservation charity. The Irish Garden Bird Survey is BirdWatch Ireland’s most popular citizen science survey, with over a thousand gardens taking part each year. Rare vagrant. Events. It is resident in much of southern Europe, on the coasts of the Mediterranean, Black Sea and Caspian Sea, on the Azores and Madeira, Portugal, and on the Canary Islands. Welcome. Protecting birds and biodiversity in West Cork. On our outings you can learn to recognise birds and discover all about their habits and the habitats they live in. 1997 Dunkettle and near Blackrock Castle, adult, 15th April. BirdWatch Ireland is utterly appalled at details which have emerged of the largest poisoning incident of birds of prey in decades. info@birdwatchireland.ie BirdWatch Ireland is the largest independent conservation organisation in Ireland. One county record upto the end of 2014. Bird Race 2018. 1913 Marina,… Four county records upto the end of 2013. Probably annual in small numbers and overlooked. The northern area is Clonakilty Harbour with estuarine mud and sandflats. Breeds in most coastal areas, chiefly in the west. Branch Diary. Surveys. The devastating mass poisoning of Buzzards occurred near Timoleague in County Cork late last year, the details of which have only now come to light. BirdWatch Ireland. (Birdlife International). ou. michahellis atlantis’ : 2012 Sub-adult, Rosscarbery/Owenahincha, 13th August to 9th September. Monday 13 April 2015. Website by cianfrahilldesign.com, Capel Island & Knockadoon Head Nature Reserve, Great Stay-at-Home BirdWatching Challenge Posters, Certificates and Word Search (High Quality). Ireland's largest conservation charity, dedicated to protecting Ireland's birds & biodiversity. Cape Clear Island, Clonakilty, Cobh, Coolmain (Courtmacsharry Bay), Courtmacsharry Bay, Douglas Estuary, Dunkettle, Kinsale, Little Island, Rosscarbery, Rossleague (Great Island), The Lough (Cork City), Timoleague, Whitegate Bay. Join. This shows how the murmuration is a fantastic strategy for the starlings to deploy to avoid being singled out and caught. The regular presence of first winters indicates fresh arrivals each year. Contacts. 2005 Blackrock Castle, Cork City, first-winter, 22nd December. An Taisce Birdwatch Ireland Cork Cork Island Dursey Island Failte Ireland Friends Of The Irish Environment. Living Land Campaign. Formerly our commonest large gull species and seen in large numbers in winter, this species is suffering an alarmingly rapid decline in numbers on both a county and national level. Welcome to the Facebook page of the Cork Branch of BirdWatch Ireland. "Birds of a feather flock together at the West Cork Bird Race" - read Damien Enright's article in the Examiner, 06th February 2017. Three county records upto the end of 2014. (Birdlife International). BirdWatch Ireland (BWI) is the trading name of the Irish Wildbird Conservancy (IWC) formed in 1968. The Branch holds twenty to twenty-five outdoor and indoor events each year and these are open to the Public. 1990 A juvenile/first-winter, The Lough, Cork City Dump and Cobh, 21st February to 5th March. BirdWatch Ireland. About 50% were adults and interstingly almost all adults were seen between January and September. Banner photo by Mark Carmody. 1998 Cork City Dump, second-winter, 3rd January. Welcome to BirdWatch Ireland, the largest independent conservation organisation in Ireland. Gannets in a feeding frenzy off the Irish coast with gulls and shearwaters Bird watching, or “birding” as many people who watch birds have come to call it these days, is perhaps the most popular form of wildlife observation in the world. Common and widespread in winter, scarcer in summer, often seen at inland sites. First county and fifth Irish record. 1998 The Lough, Cork City, adult, 27th to 28th February. BirdWatch Ireland family and individual members now living in West Cork number more than 250 and the Branch has a large following on its Facebook page. 20 county records up to the end of 2014. Uncommon winter visitor in variable numbers. Working from home paid off for Michael John O' Mahony, when he found a rarity not seen in Ireland for more than 20 years in his garden. BirdWatch Ireland. Publish date: 10/01/2020. Mostly encountered in autumn and winter, but can be found at any time of year. Home. Branch Diary. We provide information on the walking difficulty of the outing: easy, moderate or severe. Dawn Chorus 2018. (Birdlife International). “The Birds of Ireland, A Field Guide” by Jim Wilson and Mark Carmody (endorsed by Birdwatch Ireland and published by Cork publisher The Collins Press) sits squarely in the middle of those two tiers, and is a very well thought out little book. 184 talking about this. This summer project gives families a great reason to watch garden birds together, and the chance to win a pair of compact binoculars for the best garden bird drawing! 2000 Bantry, adult, 28th to 29th August. 2,769 likes. 2009 Cobh and Ballybrannigan Strand, an adult from the 1st to the 20th February (Ballybrannigan on the 10th). Ireland's conservation non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are “woefully and shamefully underfunded”, relying almost exclusively on donations, Birdwatch Ireland … 2014 Ballycotton, 1st Winter, 18th January to 16th March. The owl, which is one of the largest in the world, was spotted at the waterfront in Cobh during the early hours of Saturday morning. Wintering grounds include the coast of south-west Asia (breeders from the steppes), most of the European coast up to Denmark and the coast of Africa from Western Sahara through tho the eastern Mediterranean. IB135629: 08 Dec 20: Kestrel: Falco tinnunculus: 1: Baldoyle: Dublin: 43. If you have any comments or suggestions please feel free to contact the webmaster. Protecting birds and biodiversity in West Cork Home. Wintering grounds include the coast of south-west Asia (breeders from the steppes), the north-west coast of Africa, and around the Arabian Peninsula up to north-west India. 22 county records involving 16 individual up to the end of 2014. Bird Race 2018 . This was the first Irish Record. It also seasonally breeds from the Black Sea, across the north of the Caspian Sea to eastern Kazakhstan, and on the central Asian steppes. Rohu & Sons, Irish Naturalist 22: 123 Established in 1968, they currently have over 14,000 members and supporters. The rare sighting is one of 90 recorded on the entire island of Ireland. Six records involving 17 birds up to the end of 1985 when the species was removed from the IRBC rarities list. 2008 Rosscarbery, adult, 1st December. 2006 Rosscarbery and Owenahincha, adult, 29th January to 5th February, same individual, Ring, 28th February to 14th March. Here you will find information about the branch, our events and birding in West Cork. Chairman's Report - AGM March 2015. www.birdwatchcork.com www.birdwatchireland.ie LEAVE NO TRACE Please follow the principles of Leave No Trace when enjoying the South and East Cork Bird Trail. 3,041 talking about this. Birding Sites. 21 county records up to 2006, involving 62 birds. 1913 Marina, Cork, adult male, remains picked up, 16th February. Birding Sites. "Something to Crow About!" Distribution: This species is found in North America, breeding from western Alaska (USA) to British Columbia, and east to eastern Quebec (Canada). BirdWatch Ireland. Its wintering range in Siberia expands further west and east down to the tip of the Kamchatkan Peninsula, with other wintering sites including the north coast of Alaska (USA) and the south-eastern coast of Greenland. The rare sighting is one of 90 recorded on the entire island of Ireland. "Bird Race is a sure way to kick start the feel good factor" - read Damien Enright's article in the Examiner, 16th January 2017. Clonakilty comprises two estuaries separated by Inchydoney Island. We will have regular updates on all matters ornithological from home and abroad so keep up to date with recent developments on our projects and campaigns and follow the fortunes of breeding birds and migrants to our shores. 2014 Kinsale, adult, 9th February to 9th March. Chairman’s Report, March 2014. Clonakilty . Cuskinny Nature Reserve, near Cobh, County Cork, Ireland is managed by Birdwatch Ireland (BWI). Rare vagrant. Protecting birds and biodiversity in West Cork Home. It breeds year-round on the eastern coast of Mexico, and on the western coast of the three continents from North Carolina (USA) down to Venezuala including the Carribean. 1985 Cobh, first-winter, 24th February. Informations de compte oubliées ? Branch Diary. Copyright Birdwatch Ireland West Cork Branch 2011. page to see footage of the amazing starling murmuration near Timoleague. West Cork Branch. Birding Sites. 1969 Ballycotton, adult, 16th October. Breeds commonly at many coastal sites, with a bias towards the south-west. Ce sont des images magiques qu'a capturées ce mois-ci l'ornithologue Peter Wolstenholme, membre de Birdwatch Ireland. This shows how the murmuration is a fantastic strategy for the starlings to deploy to avoid being singled out and caught. (NH) BirdWatch Ireland is delighted to be part of Nature Live, a new live wildlife programme, hosted in Dublin and showcasing wildlife from seven stunning locations around the continent, that will be broadcast on RTÉ One television on Sunday 6th May, as well as on television stations across Europe. IB135628: 07 Dec 20: Whooper Swan: Cygnus cygnus: 30: Newcastle A-Z of Ireland's birds. Surveys. BirdWatch Ireland said that 23 dead buzzards were recovered near Timoleague last December. It winters in the southern portion of its breeding range south to the Gulf Coast, Mexico, Central America, Greater and Lesser Antilles. 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