Cape Clear Bird Observatory 1959–2009


This year sees the Observatory's 50th Anniversary and we are planning to hold a mini-festival on the island during the week 15th–22nd August 2009 to celebrate the event. This will include slide shows, talks, guided walks, ringing demonstrations and, weather permitting, pelagic trips out to the Fastnet Lighthouse in the prime period for Great Shearwaters and other sought-after seabirds. At the moment, the planning is at an early stage and although time is running out, we will be presenting a detailed programme of events as soon as we have one!

Fastnet Lighthouse (Photo: Steve Wing)

We would very much like to have as many ex-wardens present on the island as possible during the week but we don’t know where they are! IF anyone knows of one, could they please ask them to contact us or let us have their details. As with all Observatories, we are running on a shoestring so funding is not an option — but having worked here, they will know that already!

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Your help is much appreciated.

Cape Clear
Co Cork
Written by: Steve Wing, Warden CCBO