Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Breffni Martin will give an illustrated talk entitled "Oystercatchers" on Monday 5th January 2015 upstairs at the Spirit Store. Having spent the last three years watching oystercatchers at close quarters, this talk will focus on direct observations of oystercatcher behaviour and ecology, as well as their overall natural history and ecology. Entry is free and all are welcome!
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
From Siberia to Saskatchewan: Why do so many northern hemisphere migrants reach Ireland? By Anthony McGeehan
Our next talk is on Monday 1st December and entitled From Siberia to Saskatchewan: Why do so many northern hemisphere migrants reach Ireland? By Anthony McGeehan (who will sign copies of his latest book, Birds of the Homeplace, a great Christmas gift). As usual the talk starts at 8pm at the Spirit Store, Dundalk Docks, Dundalk, Co Louth. Entry is free and all are welcome!
Monday, September 15, 2014
The following talk has been unavoidably deferred due to the venue being unavailable because of illness: Monday 15 September: Irish Garden Birds, by Breffni Martin. St. Peter's Parish Hall, Drogheda, 8:00pm. I will organise a replacement talk in due course or when the venue again becomes available. Apologies for that!
Friday, August 29, 2014
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
Friday, May 2, 2014
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 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 http://lurgangreenhide.blogspot.ie/?m=0 for details.