Things to see or do
- Courses for September 2011: Beginning Birdwatching: How to Identify Birds and Improve your Observation Skills Course Leader: Cape Clear Bird Observatory Warden, Steve Wing Course fee: €95.00 Maximum of 7 participants per course 3rd – 4th September 2011 The Wonders of Bird Migration Course Leader: Dick Coombes Course fee : €25
Cape Clear Bird ObservatoryCape Clear Island Cork - Ireland South
Cape Clear Bird Observatory was first established in 1959 and has continued to support a resident bird warden on the Island and to compile year on year detailed records on bird migration, species change and the various rare birds which frequently appear. Before the establishment of the Observatory little was known of the staggering numbers of shearwaters which regularly pass by in their thousands. Since then many ornithologists have been scanning the seas and being rewarded not only by the astonishing numbers of seabirds but frequent sightings of whales, dolphins, basking sharks, sunfish and, in one memorable year, over 100 sightings of massive leatherback turtles. The Observatory has also provided formal training courses for aspiring ornithologists. ‘Informal’ training is also provided by the companionship and patience of the ‘old timers’ who give generously of their time and energy to any and all who express an interest.
ContactTelephone+353 (0)28 39 181
Address: Cape Clear Island, Skibbereen, Co Cork, Republic Of Ireland