Saturday 26 August: Seawatching at the Bridges of Ross for shearwaters, skuas, petrels, etc. Meet at the Bridges of Ross car park at 9.00am. Leader: Finbar MacGabhann.
Saturday 23 September: Outing to the Shannon Airport Lagoon and nearby mudflats to see waders and wildfowl. Meet at Shannon Golf Club car park at 11.00am. Leader: Austin Cooney.
Saturday 7 October: A trip to Loop Head with the Laois Branch to search for autumn migrants. Meet at the Lighthouse Inn, Kilbaha, at 9.00am. Food available in Keating's Bar, Kilbaha. Leader: Tom Lynch.
Saturday 25 November: Joint outing with the Limerick Branch to Curraghchase Forest Park, to look for Jay, Brambling, Hawfinch, Red Squirrel and woodland birds generally. Meet in the car park, 9.30am.
Note: The Clare Branch of BirdWatch Ireland is looking for reports of Yellowhammers anywhere in the county, but especially in the Burren. Numbers of breeding pairs have fallen considerably in recent years; their remaining stronghold is in the north and east of the Burren. Numbers could be as low as 40 pairs but your observations will give a more accurate picture; please go to www.clarebirdwatching.com to report your sightings. Many thanks.