Field Visit: Bealtaine Birds Dawn Chorus Walk - 2015 Activity Series

Submitted by admin on Tue, 03/03/2015 - 18:09
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The Village Store, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare

Dawn at the Burren

The IBIOLI, as part of its Activity Series 2015, invites its members to partake in the ‘Bealtaine Birds on the Dawn Chorus Walk’, in Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, on Sunday, 3rd May, 2015. This event is organised by Burren Beo. The IBIOLI greatly appreciates the co-operation of Burren Beo, and of the guide Gordon D'Arcy.

The first walk of the 2015 Burren in Bloom festival and the May Burrenbeo walk will involve an early start with Gordon D’Arcy leading a group on a dawn chorus walk. Gordon is a Burren resident, natural historian, author & wildlife artist and will point out some of the Burren’s birds in the early morning light – they’ll hopefully put on a good show.

The early morning will be made slightly easier by starting with coffee and a croissant from the Village Stores.  On return from the walk, Logues Lodge is offering breakfast (optional) for the walkers for €13.50 – like the early bird you can catch the tasty worm!

Meet Up:

Meet at Village Store, Ballyvaughan at 5.45am.

Please bring good walking shoes and waterproofs (if needed).  Also bring binoculars if you have a pair. No dogs allowed. The walk is open to everyone, although a reasonable level of fitness is required. 

It is free for Burrenbeo Trust Members and a donation of €10 is suggested from non-members.

The Institute of Biology of Ireland will cover the donation cost of its members. Members who plan to attend should advise the IBIOLI by contacting by Friday, May 1st.