Cape Clear Island Wildlife Courses 2012
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The field courses hosted by Bird Watch Ireland's Cape Clear bird observatory have been developed to offer something for everyone. The courses are designed to aid the beginner and those with some experience.
The field courses hosted by BirdWatch Ireland's Cape Clear Bird Observatory on Cape Clear Island, of the west Cork coast, have been expanded and developed to offer something for everyone. The observatory has been an island feature for over 50 years now, and is a key destination for bird watchers and naturalists throughout Ireland and Europe. The courses are designed to aid the beginner and those with some experience in the craft of bird watching and natural history subjects, depending on the course chosen. Courses vary from two to five days duration and each course will combine both practical indoor and outdoor sessions in some of the finest scenery in the country. Visitors will soon learn to adjust to the relaxed pace of island life!
Weekend courses commence at 9.30am on the Saturday morning, meeting in the Bird Observatory in the North Harbour and finish on the Sunday afternoon allowing time for participants to travel home on the evening ferry.
Five-day courses commence at 9.30am on the Monday morning, meeting in the Bird Observatory in the North Harbour and finish on the Friday afternoon, also allowing time for participants to travel on the evening ferry.
Participants will need to arrive on the island the evening before the course starts as there is no ferry to the island before 9.00am in the morning. The course / tuition fee does not include accommodation costs.