Are you interested in learning how to identify Irish butterflies? Would you like to contribute to butterfly conservation in Ireland? Can you make it to Tralee, Co. Kerry on Saturday 28 April? Butterfly Monitoring Workshop Date: Saturday 28 April 2012 Time: 10:30 am to 3:00 pm Venue: Business/IT Building, North Campus, Tralee Institute of Technology This free butterfly … [Read more...] about Free Butterfly ID Course in Co. Kerry
Just a bird!That’s why I found myself standing outside in foggy drizzle at daft-o’clock on the morning of Tuesday 27 September. That’s why three of us drove through the misty darkness from West Cork to the far west coast of County Kerry.Just a bird!No garages open – no breakfast rolls to be had – and as last to be picked up I got the back seat. When he’s hunting … [Read more...] about Least Sandpiper: JUST A BIRD!
Determined not to be thwarted by the spate of illegal poisonings, the Golden Eagle Trust has released ten new white tailed eagles into the skies of County Kerry as part of their on going re-introduction for this iconic bird of prey. The new birds, all between 10 and 14 weeks old, come from a batch of 23 chicks donated to the Kerry project by Norwegian wildlife authorities … [Read more...] about More white tailed eagles released in Co. Kerry
The population of the roseate tern (Sterna dougallii), which is classed as one of Europe’s rarest breeding seabirds, is getting a much needed boost thanks to a Birdwatch Ireland and National Parks and Wildlife Service conservation initiative. According to a report in today’s Irish Times Ireland now boasts 90 per cent of Europe’s core breeding population of these scarce birds, … [Read more...] about Roseate Tern offered lifeline on Ireland’s East Coast