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Competition: Win a pair of Vanguard Endeavor EDIV binoculars in time for Christmas

The Endeavor EDIV is the brand new flagship binocular from Vanguard. With their Endeavor ED range Vanguard broke new ground in terms of value and performance, delivering premium features and build quality at mid-range prices. With the EDIV the company raises the bar yet again, delivering a bright, razor sharp edge-to-edge image and an immersive field […]

Christmas gifts with a wildlife twist

You know it’s coming. Big commercial brands have been pushing it since October, and yet somehow this most surreptitious of holidays still creeps under your radar. One day you glance at the calendar… and PANIC! Yes, Christmas is just around the corner, and with it the challenge of choosing something different, unusual and thoughtful for […]

Wild Friday deal — 10% off all Discover Wildlife Gift Vouchers until Sunday!

It’s a “Black Friday” deal with a wild twist! We’re offering 10% off our popular Discover Wildlife Gift Vouchers until the end of the weekend. Discover Wildlife Vouchers can be redeemed at any time for a place on one of our fantastic Discover Wildlife Experiences on the West Cork Coast. These vouchers make great Christmas gifts for […]

Win a pair of Eschenbach Trophy D binoculars

Thanks to the folks over at German optics company Eschenbach we’re giving away the pair of Trophy D 8×42 ED binoculars we recently reviewed on the site. Optically excellent, the binoculars are superbly made and feature an intriguing contemporary design packed with high-end features. For your chance to win this superb pair of binoculars all you […]

Fin whales to firecrests — wildlife extremes on the Wild Atlantic Way.

The wildlife of the West Cork coast never fails in its capacity to surprise and delight me. It doesn’t matter how many times I head out, or how much (or indeed how little) I manage to see, there’s always something that stands out. Even on those rare occasions when I don’t see much out of […]

Buzzards on patch… what a buzz!

I’ve always had a soft spot for buzzards. I grew up on the North Wales coast, where buzzards were relatively common. I’d hear their lofty mewling calls as I walked to meet the school bus in the morning, and would watch them soaring overhead in the afternoon as I returned home. They were a mainstay of my […]

White tailed eagle: parent feeding chick photo gallery

  On our spring Discover Wildlife Weekend in May I took the group to Glengarrif in Co. Cork to see if we could catch a glimpse of the white-tailed eagle pair that were breeding in the area. We got a bit more than we bargained for — first seeing an adult fly in to the nest with food from […]

World class whale watching? Head for Ireland!

I’d had a fantastic day watching all manner of wildlife along the West Cork Coast with guests on one of our custom Discover Wildlife Tours recently. From basking sharks to choughs and jays, wildflowers and butterflies to common dolphins, minke whales, and much more besides… by any measure it had been an exciting day. We were […]

Island Bioblitz — head offshore for a wild weekend!

I’m off to the stunning Cape Clear Island off the coast of West Cork tomorrow to take part in Ireland’s first ever Island Bioblitz. I was a member of the Bioblitz team at Glengarriff Woods Nature Reserve in 2012. It was a fantastic event and a great excuse to take time out and spend a whole weekend immersed in […]

New TV show explores the wildlife of Ireland’s cities

A new TV show produced by Crossing the Line Films and due to air on RTÉ over the coming weeks focuses the spotlight on the wildlife living alongside us in Ireland’s busiest cities. Wild Cities, a four part series that starts on Sunday the 08 May at 6:30 pm on RTÉ One, is set on the streets of Cork, Dublin, Galway […]

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