Wildlife Courses

Cape Clear island bird observatory



A few testimonials from people who have enjoyed our wildlife weekends and courses


Cape Clear Wildlife Weekends

Spend a weekend exploring the spectacular wildlife of Cape Clear Island with the BirdWatch Ireland Wildlife Officer

April 15-16; May 6-7; June 10-11; July 8-9; August 12-13; September 23-24

Price: €130

Cape Clear Bird Race & Heritage Week Events

Take part in our fun bird race organised by the BirdWatch Ireland West Cork Branch

Date to be confirmed


Seabirds to Songbirds

Take a journey into the world of bird migration and sea watching

May 8-12 (arriving on Island on Sunday 7)

September 11-15 (arriving on Island on Sunday 10)

Price: €230


Read just a few testimonials from people who have enjoyed  our wildlife courses in 2018.


Key Species

Migratory birds such as Willow Warbler, Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, Chiffchaff and Wheatear stop off at Cape Clear in autumn en route to their African wintering grounds. During walks around the island, a particular eye will be kept out for some of the other rarer migrants such as Wryneck, Pied Flycatcher, Redstart, Wood Warbler and Reed Warbler – all regulars on Cape in September.


Willow Warbler




Wood Warbler