Committee Member Jez Simms tells us more about the extraordinary influx this March of a bird only occasionally seen in Ireland. At the time of writing, in the third week of March, an unprecedented ornithological event is taking place across Ireland (and the British Isles) with the largest ever influx […]

by Nicholas Mitchell The Branch has a full programme of events planned for this spring and summer in West Cork.  We started spring with a visit to Kinsale Marsh on February 12, led by Prof. John Quinn from the Department of Biological Earth and Environmental Sciences at UCC. With his […]

Nicholas Mitchell explains why it’s not too early in the year to talk about bird song, normally associated with the dawn chorus. Our resident birds have already started to sing. We humans mark the beginning of spring with the celebration of St Brigid on the first day of February. St […]