Seventh Carlingford Birding Weekend
27th - 29th May 2011
Carlingford is not only a spectacular medieval village with great cuisine, scenery and history, it is also a great location for birdwatching. Carlingford Lough, Dundalk Bay, the Cooley mountains, and hinterland all contain superb birding habitats. Following the successful birding weekend in May 2010 we have organised another birding weekend for the weekend of 27th May to 29th May 2011.
Friday 27th May
19:30 - 20:30 Talk and slide show with Eric Dempsey Four Seasons Hotel
Saturday 28th May
7am- Bus to Mullaghattin woodland from 7:30 am to 10 am
Seabirds along Giles quay and Balaggan point 11 - 12:30 pm
3pmCarlingford area walk (optional)
7pm Group Dinner
8:30 pmBack to Mullaghattin woodland at until dusk (about 10:30) to be back to Carlingford before closing time!!
Sunday May 29th
10am - 12:30pm - Either back to woodland area, mountain area or shore depending on what we have missed or what rarity may have turned up in the general area.
The weekend will be guided by Eric Dempsey (professional guide, author, photographer, broadcaster) who some may know from Mooney Goes Wild. While nothing is guaranteed we would hope to see buzzard, woodcock, cuckoo, grasshopper warbler, raven, peregrine as well as a range of typical countryside birds and seabirds such as auks, shearwaters, fulmars and terns.
In terms of accommodation and cost:
Guide, transport, talk etc - 50 Euros per person assuming 20 participants
Group dinner at Four Seasons Hotel - 25 Euros per person
Accommodation – several hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs available, details on http://www.carlingford.ie/index.php/accommodation
To book please email firstname.lastname@example.org