Cape Clear Bird Observatory

 

Island Information

 

Cape Clear Bird Observatory

Studying bird migration since 1959

 

Our Work

 

Wildlife Sightings

Cape Clear Bird Observatory, nestled in North Harbour of Cape Clear Island in West Cork is one of Ireland’s best known bird watching destinations, where we have studied bird migration since 1959

Cape Clear Island

Cape Clear is one of the best places to watch seabird migration in Europe, especially during the late summer months. Spring and autumn bring large numbers of song birds moving to and from their breeding grounds, amongst which there are usually one or two strays from North America and Siberia.

The Bird Observatory

The Observatory building is situated right beside north harbour and therefore in an idyllic spot with easy access to the main facilities and centre of the island. Also an easy walk to a number of the main birdwatching hot spots. The accommodation can take seven guests on a self-catering basis. Guests have the use of the extensive library, dining room, fully equipped kitchen and bed linen is provided. There are three bedrooms, a twin, a small single and a ‘family’/group room with four beds.

Wildlife Courses & Events

Discover what makes Cape Clear such a special place, as we show you some of the spectacular island wildlife and stunning scenery

Accommodation

Immerse yourself in nature with a stay at Cape Clear Bird Observatory

sedge-warbler-perched-on-willow

Latest Wildlife Sightings

CCBO Annual Reports

sooty-shearwater-flying-over-the-sea
american-migrant-veery-standing-on-grassy-tuft

Rare Bird Gallery

Friends of CCBO

landscape-cape-clear-island-north-harbour-bird-observatory

Island Information

Click Here