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Birdwatching and Flora Fieldwork Adventure

Birdwatching and Flora Fieldwork Adventure

Part of our Series of Interesting Events for 2017

23rd and 24th of May 2017- from 12pm - Places limited to 15, so book with us now!

Escape to Gougane Barra for a weekend, exploring nature with ecologist Dr Geoff Oliver and skilled ornithologist Steve Wing.

Engage in fieldwork in the nearby forest park, searching for woodland plants. Partake in indoor and outdoor workshops on bird identification techniques and birdwatching. Explore the bird's rich lakeside habitat. Gougane Barra is the perfect playground for nature enthusiasts.

Day 1- Tuesday 23rd May

Midday-1pm: Welcome - Gather in Gougane Barra Hotel; tea/coffee and sandwiches.

1-4pm: Explore the fauna and flora on the forest trails with Geoff and Steve.

4-6pm: Back to the hotel; relax...

6-7pm: Bird workshop with Steve.

7-8.30pm: Dinner in restaurant -optional:individual bookings.

Day 2 - Wednesday 24th May

8-10am: Breakfast overlooking the Lake

10-12noon: Birdwatching field trip and lake shore nature excursion

12noon: Tea/Coffee and home-baked scones

The weather can be very unpredictable around here, so come prepared: don't forget to pack some waterproof gear, as well as suitable shoes. Prepare for some fun whatever the weather!

Price and Packages

1-Day Workshop - €15 per person 

2-Day Workshop - €25 per person

Both rates include 1 or 2-day workshop, light lunch on Tuesday, Tea/Coffee breaks on both days and Breakfast on Tuesday morning.

(Contact us on 026 47069 or email us on

Why not make an event out of it and spend the night:

1 Night B&B + Dinner + 2-Day Workshop @ €104/person sharing - €119/single occupancy. (Click here to book your stay now)