Upcoming Events

Sunday 22 January 2023

Turloughs of South Mayo / Ballinrobe Area

We have been keen over the last year to spread our events more evenly across the county.

In January, we will visit a number of turloughs in the general area of Ballinrobe and Shrule (exact destinations tbc).

Our meeting point and time will be fixed nearer the date.

Be sure to bring warm clothes, raingear, your binoculars, a scope if you have one and something to eat.

A reminder also that our events are free, but we would be very grateful for any modest donation you would like to make, especially when events are indoors and we incur room rental costs, etc.

Wednesday 7 December 2022

Announcement :

Notice is hereby given that the AGM of the Mayo Branch of Birdwatch Ireland will take place on Wednesday December 7th at 7.30pm at the Regional Training Centre (part of Áras an Chontae), The Mall, Castlebar.

All members of Birdwatch Ireland are welcome to attend, stand for election as officers and/or seek to join the committee.

Please note that only currently paid-up members of BirdWatch Ireland may vote at Branch AGMs, stand for election to a Branch committee or serve on a Branch committee.

If you would like to stand for election to the committee or indeed one of the officer positions (Chair, Treasurer, Secretary or PRO), please get in touch via message to our Facebook page, Twitter account or email birdwatchmayo@gmail.com.

Please note:  

  • All events are open to the general public (unless stated).
  • Events are free of charge (unless stated), although we ask for a donation from non-members of BWI towards the costs involved (this is, of course, optional).
  • All outdoor events are subject to weather. Therefore, please check our social media (Facebook and Twitter) to ensure that the event will take place. However, it will automatically be cancelled if there is a storm warning in place.
  • Ensure you wear suitable clothing and footwear for outdoor events.
  • We encourage well-behaved children to most of our events (unless stated). However, responsibility for the safety of children remains solely with their parents / guardians.

If you have any ideas for outings or events, or would be willing to arrange one, please let us know, by emailing birdwatchmayo@yahoo.com.

2022 & 2023 Schedule of Events

As of 14 September 2022, we have scheduled the following events right up to the end of 2023.

Exact times and meeting points will be finalised closer to each event and communicated here, on our Facebook page and on Twitter.

We would be delighted to have you join us on one or more of these outings.

DateVenueHope to Spot
Sun 9 Oct 2022Sea-level loughs beyond LouisburghGulls, over-wintering waterbirds, seals
Sat 12 Nov 2022Glenamaddy Turlough, Co. GalwayOver-wintering waterbirds
December 2022No event
Sun 22 Jan 2023Turloughs of South Mayo, near BallinrobeOver-wintering waterbirds
Sat 11 Feb 2023Killala Bay, Ross Beach and Palmerstown River EstuaryOver-wintering seabirds, waders, otters
Sun 12 Mar 2023Mullet PeninsulaOver-wintering geese & waders, lapwings
Sat 15 Apr 2023Lough O’Flynn, near BallyhaunisWaterbirds and early summer migrants
Sun 7 May 2023Dawn Chorus at Enniscoe HouseGarden and woodland birds
Sat 27 May 2023River Moy at FoxfordNesting sand martins
Sun 18 Jun 2023Mullet PeninsulaCorncrake
Sat 15 Jul 2023Cong & Clonbur WoodsWoodland birds and red squirrels
August 2023Heritage Week event tbc TBC
Sun 17 Sep 2023Downpatrick Head & Céide Fields Viewing PlatformMigrating seabirds
Sat 14 Oct 2023Trawmore Bay & Claggan IslandOver-wintering divers, waders, gulls
Sun 12 Nov 2023Rahasane Turlough, Co. GalwayOver-wintering geese, ducks, swans
Dec 2023No event

A reminder also that our events are free, but we would be very grateful for any modest donation you would like to make, especially when events are indoors and we incur room rental costs, etc.

Please note:  

  • All events are open to the general public (unless stated).
  • Events are free of charge (unless stated), although we ask for a donation from non-members of BWI towards the costs involved (this is, of course, optional).
  • All outdoor events are subject to weather. Therefore, please check our social media (Facebook and Twitter) to ensure that the event will take place. However, it will automatically be cancelled if there is a storm warning in place.
  • Ensure you wear suitable clothing and footwear for outdoor events.
  • We encourage well-behaved children to most of our events (unless stated). However, responsibility for the safety of children remains solely with their parents / guardians.

If you have any ideas for outings or events, or would be willing to arrange one, please let us know, by emailing birdwatchmayo@yahoo.com.