Whales and eagles star on wild West Cork weekend

I’d been afraid to look at the forecast all week. The weather is the bane of anyone organising an outdoor-based activity in Ireland, and the last few weeks had been dreadful. There was no real sense things were going to improve either… but with a Discover Wildlife Weekend planned I simply had to bite the bullet and check. I […]

Birding for Beginners: The Next Steps

In this, the final  feature in our four-part series on beginning birdwatching in association with Meopta Optics, we take a look at some ways you can take your budding birding hobby to the next level. Birding is an exciting and diverse hobby that has something for everybody. One of the real beauties of catching the bird watching […]

Birding for Beginners: bird watching equipment

In this feature, the third in our four-part series on beginning birdwatching in association with Meopta Optics, we take a look at some of the equipment owned by birders, and how choosing the right equipment will help you to develop your bird watching skills. While it’s true that all you need to start your bird watching […]

Birding for Beginners: getting to know your local birds

In this feature, the second in our four-part series on beginning birdwatching in association with Meopta Optics, we take a look at your garden birds, your local patch, and how getting to know them better can help you improve as a birder. It’s tempting when you’re just getting started with bird watching to head immediately […]

Birding for Beginners: why watch birds?

Bird watching or birding is a fascinating pastime enjoyed by vast numbers of people around the world. It’s a hobby that’s growing in popularity here in Ireland as more people discover the joy that watching birds can bring. From following the antics of common birds at our garden feeders, to appreciating the birds of the […]

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