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2024 Discover Wildlife Weekend Dates

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve finalised dates for our popular Discover Wildlife Weekends on the West Cork Coast for the 2024 season. We’ll be running 4 weekends spanning spring, summer and autumn next year, and hope you can join us on one of them. Wildlife Weekend Dates for 2024….

2023 Discover Wildlife Weekend Dates

Humpback whale off Ireland's Wild South Coast

Our popular Discover Wildlife Weekends will once again take place in spring, summer and autumn of 2023. As always, we’ll be hosting the weekends in Rosscarbery, on the stunning West Cork stretch of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. What are Discover Wildlife Weekends? Discover Wildlife Weekends are the perfect opportunity to….

Purple Heron: an epic end to our spring Discover Wildlife Weekend

Puurple Heron, West Cork, Discover Wildlife Weekend

Wildlife always has the capacity to surprise and delight us. No matter how long you’ve been watching and studying wildlife, how familiar you are with your local patch, you never can tell what you might encounter on an outing. The potential for the unexpected is always there… whether it’s a….

Certificate of Excellence for Ireland’s Wildlife Tours

2019 Certificate of Excellence for Ireland's Wildlife Tours

We’re delighted to announce that our guided wildlife and birding tours based on Ireland’s Wild South Coast have been awarded the prestigious Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for 2019. It’s a great endorsement, based on real reviews by guests who have spent time with us on the West Cork coast…..

Eagles and Fin Whales star on Ireland’s Wild South Coast

White-tailed Eagle: Wildlife Holidays in Ireland

The best part of being a wildlife guide on Ireland’s south coast is being able to share the incredible wildlife of this stunning stretch of coastline with people from Ireland and around the world. It’s fantastic to see people’s reactions when they see for themselves why we call this Europe’s….

The wildlife of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

Wildlife and nature tours Ireland Wild Atlantic wildlife Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way is about much more than wild scenery and windswept western coastlines. While the world’s longest defined touring route certainly boasts some jaw-dropping vistas, and quintessentially Irish hospitality, the route also offers some of the best coastal and marine wildlife watching opportunities you’ll encounter anywhere. The….

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….

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….

Discover Wildlife Gift Vouchers: last call for posting today

Discover Wildlife Gift Voucher Sample

Our Discover Wildlife Gift Vouchers, which can be redeemed against one of our popular Discover Wildlife Experiences on the West Cork coast, are a great gift for the wildlife lover in your life this Christmas. TODAY 18/12/2015 is deadline to order your gift voucher if you want a hard copy….

Choughed to bits with West Cork wildlife

Red-billed chough

Wildlife is always unpredictable. That’s a big part of the wildlife-watching appeal: you never quite know what any given outing will bring, even when you visit a familiar patch. I always tell guests on our Discover Wildlife Walks to expect the unexpected. Whether it’s encountering a rare migrant, watching a cormorant catch and swallow an unfeasibly….

Discover West Cork wildlife this Thursday

wildlife walk West Cork

This Thursday, 13 August, I’ll be leading a small group around Rosscarbery on the West Cork coast, exploring the diverse habitats of the area to see what wildlife we can find. If you’d like to join me you can book your place using the form at the bottom of this post (places are limited,….

Whales and eagles star on wild West Cork weekend

White-tailed eagle, West Cork, Ireland

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….