Friday, August 29, 2014

Forthcoming events

Forthcoming events: All indoor events are held in the Spirit Store (upstairs), Dundalk Docks at 8:00pm unless otherwise stated. Sunday 31 August: Seawatch and botany walk at Clogherhead : a Heritage Week event. Meet in upper car park, Port Oriel, Clogherhead, Co Louth, 4:00pm. Sunday 31 August: Beginning Birdwatching for Children (with craft activities): a Heritage Week event. Learn about waders and geese at the Lurgangreen Bird Hide and then make your very own flock of paper creations. Lurgangreen Hide, Dundalk, 12:00 noon to 2:30pm. Monday 1 September: Irish Garden Birds, by Breffni Martin. Spirit Store, 8:00pm. Monday 15 September: Irish Garden Birds, by Breffni Martin. St. Peter's Parish Hall, Drogheda, 8:00pm Monday 6 October: Seabirds: Dr Steve Newton - Spirit Store, 8:00pm. Monday 3 November: Bird Reproductive Ecology: Everything you wanted to know about the love life of birds but were afraid to ask, by Breffni Martin. Spirit Store, 8:00pm. Monday 1 December: Terns, gulls and skuas: Their Identification and Ecology (speaker to be confirmed). Spirit Store, 8:00pm

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Dawn Chorus 2014

We will be meeting at the Ghan House in Carlingford tomorrow Sunday 18th May at 5am for the dawn chorus this year. As usual all are welcome! Breffni

Friday, May 2, 2014

Now covering all of County Louth

The North Louth branch is now the Louth branch following the demise of the Boyne Valley Branch. As a result we will be running talks and outings in the southern part of the county and Ardee in coming months. Breffni

Monday, April 7, 2014

Global warming and its impact on birds and other wildlife

GLOBAL WARMING TALK On Monday 7th April 2014 at 8pm Breffni Martin will give an illustrated talk on global warming and its impact on birds and other wildlife. The talk will outline the science behind global warming, its probable impacts, and its effect on birds and other wildlife. It will particularly focus on the north west Atlantic region, Ireland in particular. The talk will take place upstairs in the Spirit Store, Dundalk Docks, Dundalk, Co Louth. Time will be available after the talk for questions/discussion. Entry is free and all are welcome! HIDE OPEN DAY On Sunday 19th April 2014 we will run an open day for our newly installed bird hide at Lurgangreen, named The Oscar Merne Bird Hide. The hide will be open to all members of the public from 11am until about 6pm. The hide is located at the end of the cul-de-sac immediately south of the Fane river at Lurgangreen. Please park safely along the main road and walk down to the hide. See for details.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Oceanic Wonders & Migration on the Edge!

•"Oceanic Wonders & Migration on the Edge! - seawatching & the Seatrack project" - a talk by Niall Keogh. •The Spirit Store (upstairs), Dundalk, Monday 3rd March at 7:30pm

Friday, January 24, 2014

The Wild Bogs of Ireland

Nuala Madigan (Education Officer Irish Peatland Conservation Council)will give a talk entitled The Wild Bogs of Ireland at 8pm at the Spirit Store, Dundalk, Dundalk Docks. Boglands are one of Ireland's wild landscapes. They are thousands of years old often being described as living history books and are home to a great diversity of wildlife. This talk will explore peatlands from their formation through to their modern uses and threats with particular attention to the diversity of species they support, including birds. Entry is free and all are welcome!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Peter Phillips - Birding from Cape to Tory

Well known Louth birder Peter Phillips will give a talk entitled "Scarce and Rare Birds From Tory To Cape" Peter has been visiting both Tory Island off Donegal and Cape Clear Island off west Cork, arguably Irelands two hottest birding spots, for the last 15 odd years. The talk is an account of what he found over this time - it will also describe practical aspects of visiting the islands Upstairs FREE 8pm All are welcome!