New Wicklow Branch of BridWatch Ireland

Dear Wicklow Branch member,

 A newly formed Committee of the Wicklow Branch of BirdWatch Ireland is in place following Niall Keogh’s call-out to members in August.  Joe Lennon is the incoming Chair, Con Hogan, Darren Ellis, Justin Ivory and Clodagh Duffy are new Committee members.   Great thanks and appreciation are due to Niall Keogh for keeping the Branch going despite his hectic schedule and his move to Galway, Niall has agreed to remain on the Committee in an advisory role until next summer.

 The Branch is planning on holding talks in the Glen View Hotel on the 2nd Tuesday of every month with the 1st talk on November 14th, details below.  Admission to indoor meetings is free and open to everyone; however, we would be very grateful for any contribution made towards covering the cost of the meeting room.  There will also be regular outings in Co. Wicklow and farther afield.


Upcoming Events November:

 Tuesday 14th November at 8pm, Glen View Hotel: Bob Foyle will present “Lough Derg White Tailed Sea Eagles”. A photo-presentation from the past 5 years of the breeding cycles of the White Tailed Sea Eagles at Portumna Co. Galway, from Courtship through to Fledging of the Young Adults.

 Sunday 26th November at 10am:  A joint outing to Broad Lough with the Carlow Branch of BirdWatch Ireland to look for wintering waders, wildfowl and birds of prey (plus the possibility of Kingfisher and Otter).   Meet at the southern end of the lough by the Veolia water treatment plant on the Murrough Industrial Estate road (near Multimetals Recycling Ltd).  This is a free event. All are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Waterproof clothing & suitable footwear advised.


Upcoming Events December:

 Tuesday 12th December at 8pm, Glen View Hotel: An illustrated presentation by Andrew Power on the ‘Wildlife of Transylvania, Romania’ focusing on butterflies and birds.

 Upcoming Events January:

 Tuesday 9th January at 8pm, Glen View Hotel: ‘Dublin Bay  – Nature and History’ an illustrated talk by Richard Nairn based on his new book (November 2017).  Signed copies of the book will be available for sale on the night.


Saturday 20th  January at 10am: Outing to East Coast Nature Reserve (ECNR) and Newcastle coastline in search of wintering wildfowl, waders, Birds of Prey, gulls and seabirds. Meet at ECNR main entrance, Newcastle Sea Road at 10am.



 Joe Lennon (Branch Chair)



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