Bird Watching Breaks

Bird Watching & Ecotourism Breaks

Bird Watching & Ecotourism BreaksSpring Birdwatching Weekend

2B&B, 2 DINNERS, 1 PACKED LUNCH

6TH-8TH MAY 2018, €299 per person sharing

Includes bird watching course with the services of expert guide, photographer and author Anthony McGeehan.

Inishbofin is the most westerly inhabited land in Connaught. Its habitats are gentle on the eye, tucked away and sheltered from the prevailing wind. There are strands, dune grassland, reed-beds and marshes, as well as lakes locked in rocky wilderness. Birds are drawn to breed in such tranquil places. Late spring is a busy time for nature. Lapwings, Ringed Plovers, Oystercatchers and the not-so-common Common Sandpiper all breed, as do terns and small numbers of Corncrakes and Choughs. Skylark song reverberates everywhere and, like Inishbofin itself, is not to be missed. .

Anthony McGeehan has become a regular visitor and huge fan of the birds of Inishbofin over recent years. Anthony has previously spent time bird watching on most of Ireland’s islands but rates Inishbofin as tops. “Breeding Corncrakes, Lapwings, Choughs, Skylarks and terns – what more do you need?” The course will be spent trying to see and hear the full range of breeding birds on Inishbofin. The emphasis will be on leisurely looks and learning to recognise the birds properly by sight and song. Most birds are easy to see and not shy and the surroundings are very beautiful.

Anthony’s recent books, Birds Through Irish Eyes and Birds of the Homeplace contain superb photographs, many taken on Inishbofin.

Suitable for all levels of ability. Beginners welcome. Bring binoculars, walking shoes and waterproof gear. Also sun screen – May can be surprisingly hot on Inishbofin!
The course runs from Friday 1pm until 3pm Sunday. Ferry departs at 5pm.

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skylarkSummer Birdwatching Breaks

3B&B, 2 DINNERS, 2 PACKED LUNCHES

20TH-23RD MAY 2018 €399 per person sharing

15TH-18TH JUNE 2018 €399 per person sharing

Includes bird watching course with the services of expert guide, photographer and author Anthony McGeehan, plus boat trip to a neighbouring island

Inishbofin is the most westerly inhabited land in Connaught. Its habitats are gentle on the eye, tucked away and sheltered from the prevailing wind. There are strands, dune grassland, reed-beds and marshes, as well as lakes locked in rocky wilderness. Birds are drawn to breed in such tranquil places. Late spring is a busy time for nature. Lapwings, Ringed Plovers, Oystercatchers and the not-so-common Common Sandpiper all breed, as do terns and small numbers of Corncrakes and Choughs. Skylark song reverberates everywhere and, like Inishbofin itself, is not to be missed. As well as Corncrakes, Choughs, Lapwings, Skylarks and the other attractions of Inishbofin, a day trip to a neighbouring island will provide spectacular close-up views of Puffins and thousands of other breeding seabirds – as well as passing through rafts of Manx Shearwaters.

Anthony McGeehan has become a regular visitor and huge fan of the birds of Inishbofin over recent years. Anthony has previously spent time bird watching on most of Ireland’s islands but rates Inishbofin as tops. “Breeding Corncrakes, Lapwings, Choughs, Skylarks and terns – what more do you need?” The course will be spent trying to see and hear the full range of breeding birds on Inishbofin. The emphasis will be on leisurely looks and learning to recognise the birds properly by sight and song. Most birds are easy to see and not shy and the surroundings are very beautiful.

Anthony’s recent books, Birds Through Irish Eyes and Birds of the Homeplace contain superb photographs, many taken on Inishbofin.

Suitable for all levels of ability. Beginners welcome. Bring binoculars, walking shoes and waterproof gear. Also sun screen – May and June can be surprisingly hot on Inishbofin!
The course runs from 1pm on first day until 3pm on last day. Ferry departs at 5pm.

 

 

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