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BirdWatch Sligo

Site last updated Wednesday 6th May 2015


Welcome to the website of

the Sligo branch of BirdWatch Ireland.

On this website you will find information about Sligo and its bird life.
This site is run by the local BirdWatch Ireland Branch,
which holds monthly meetings in Sligo during the winter
and outings around County Sligo. 

For more information about BirdWatch Ireland, click here.


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BirdWatch Sligo Dawn Chorus Walk

Leader: Trevor Hunter

WHERE: Along the beautiful new walk at Sruth in aghaidh an áirde, Glencar

Directions: Meet at the car park located  1 km before Glencar Waterfall or 3km from sign for Glencar Waterfall off the N16

WHEN:   Sunday 17th May 2015

TIME:      5.00 am (Yes that is correct! 5.00 am)

Sligo Branch of Birdwatch Ireland invites you to come along on this guided walk and experience the marvel of the dawn chorus along this breathtaking new walk above Glencar Lake.

The birds will be in full voice, and the best time to hear them is in the twilight period just as the sun is about to come up.  The most amazing thing about the period just before dawn is the sheer number of birds that are singing and the high volume of their songs.   You might think that you have a lot of birds in your garden or local park, but until you hear the dawn chorus you have no idea how many there are.  Come along and get some tips on identifying the various and varied members of the orchestra in an extraordinary place!


Please download a flyer here


Nature Walk
Leaders: Michael D. Casey of IT Sligo


Michael Bell of Nature Learn

Where: Sligo Institute of Technology

Meet: Beside the Fish at main entrance 

WHEN:   Wednesday 29nd April 2015

TIME:      1pm

Sligo Branch of Birdwatch Ireland invites you to attend a nature walk around the grounds of Sligo Institute of Technology.
This will be a guided walk along the paths and river walks of the Institute where a large variety of birds and other wildlife may be observed.
Come along and learn about the nature on your doorstep.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information contact :-
Michael Bell 085 1751000
Sandie McCanny 086 8046468


Please find a flyer here for the noticeboard in your school or workplace (PDF version here)


Contacts regarding events and outings

Gerard Scott: 087 907 6486, gerardscott@eircom.net. Sandie McCanny: 086 804 6468, sandiemccanny@gmail,com.

Website: http://www.sligobirding.com You can also keep in touch with sightings and branch events on Facebook and Twitter.