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May
21
Sat
Make Your Own Swift Box – Parent & Child @ The Rediscovery Centre
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Make Your Own Swift Box - Parent & Child @ The Rediscovery Centre
Swift populations have declined in recent years and this is attributed to the loss of natural breeding sites. Swift boxes give the birds a safe place to breed. During this workshop, Nessa Doran O’Reilly, programme manager at Rediscover Furniture, will help you and your child assemble a Swift box. Working as a team you will learn how to use a marking gauge, how to glue and pin, and also how to pilot drill and screw your nest boxes together ready to be brought home. All tools and materials will be supplied.
* Ticket is for one adult and one child
* The minimum age to participate in this workshop is eight years old and all children must be accompanied by one adult.

Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/make-your-own-swift-box-parent-child-tickets-333465733987

The Birds of Merrion Square Park @ Dublin
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Meet the bird researchers of the Irish Midland Ringing Group, and find out about bird monitoring taking part in our inner city parks. We will be in the square from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Event suitable for all ages. Brought to you by the Dublin City Biodiversity Action Plan.

To register, please visit  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-birds-of-merrion-square-tickets-338087347357

For more information please contact biodiversity@dublincity.ie  or 01 222 3325

Make Your Own Swift Box – Parent & Child @ The Rediscovery Centre
May 21 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Make Your Own Swift Box - Parent & Child @ The Rediscovery Centre
Swift populations have declined in recent years and this is attributed to the loss of natural breeding sites. Swift boxes give the birds a safe place to breed. During this workshop, Nessa Doran O’Reilly, programme manager at Rediscover Furniture, will help you and your child assemble a Swift box. Working as a team you will learn how to use a marking gauge, how to glue and pin, and also how to pilot drill and screw your nest boxes together ready to be brought home. All tools and materials will be supplied.
* Ticket is for one adult and one child
* The minimum age to participate in this workshop is eight years old and all children must be accompanied by one adult.

Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/make-your-own-swift-box-parent-child-tickets-333465733987

May
22
Sun
Dawn at the Dunes
May 22 @ 5:00 am – 6:30 am

Awake with the birds and join us on this early  morning walk to welcome the sunrise at Brittas Bay, witness bird song,  visit the coastal habitats and hear more about conservation efforts underway as part of the Brittas Bay Conservation Project, sponsored by NPWS and Wicklow County Council  through the National Biodiversity Action Plan Fund.

Led by Alan Lauder project ecologist. Meet @ 5 am in South Beach Car Park for a gentle walk and talk, duration c. 1.5 hours.

For queries contact Deirdre Burns, Heritage Officer dburns@wicklowcoco.ie

Dawn Chorus @ Abbey Field, Callan
May 22 @ 5:00 am

Pat Durkin of BirdWatch Ireland’s Kilkenny Branch will lead a Dawn Chorus walk in Callan. Meet in the Abbey Field, Callan at 05:00.

Maharees Bird Walk @ Kilshannig
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Witness the amazing array of bird species that depend on the Special Protection Area and Special Area of Conservation around Maharees.
With binoculars funded by Kerry ETB – learn to identify the bird species without having to get too close!

Free event but numbers are limited so booking essential. Book by either emailing mahareesconservation@gmail.com OR by sending a private message to our Facebook page: Maharees Heritage and Conservation

Bookings need to be made by Tuesday 17th May, 5pm

Link to event: https://www.kerryheritage.ie/event/maharees-bird-walk/

Barn Owl Project Talk with John Carraig @ Merlin Woods Community Garden
May 22 @ 2:00 pm
Barn Owl Project Talk with John Carraig @ Merlin Woods Community Garden
Step into the wild with Friends of Merlin Woods for Biodiversity week 14th-22nd May . We will be joined by a whole host of individuals and organisations to create a week of immersive and a nature awareness experience. Most of the events are open to general public, free and located or leave from Merlin Woods Community Garden unless otherwise stated .Please check out info below.
Galway Barn Owl Project Talk with John Carraig in Merlin Woods Community Garden . Learn all about the barn owl and what they need to survive and how people can help. A barn owl will be present on the day and people will be able to see the owl from a safe distance.
Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the occassion . For more info friendsofmerlinwoods@gmail.com