Thursday 12 April: Preserving and expanding nesting sites for Swifts in Kildare, by Brian Caffrey (BirdWatch Ireland). Townhouse Hotel, Naas, 8.00pm.
Saturday 14 April: Visit to Lough Boora Parklands. We may avail of the bike hire facility to see outer parts of the park.) Meet at B&Q car park, Naas, at 9.00am.
Encounter some of Ireland’s threatened wildlife species at Lough Boora Discovery Park, including the native Grey Partridge and impressive numbers of migrant birds who make their home in the park.
The Grey Partridge has gone from being an ever-present game bird, found throughout the country to one of our most endangered bird species. The last remaining population is now found around Lough Boora. The National Parks and Wildlife Service and Bord na Móna are invloved in a programme to conserve this population and expand its numbers again throughout the area.
Wednesday 16 May: The Birds of Castletown Estate, Celbridge, followed by dusk chorus walk. Limited places for talk at 7.00pm (book later on our Facebook page). Walk starts at front of house at 7.45pm.
Friday 25 May: Dusk chorus walk at Pollardstown Fen. Meet in car park at 7.45pm.