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Corncrakes, Biodiversity & Birdsong

May 21 - May 24

TBC

A weekend dedicated to Birds & Biodiversity – especially the Corncrake

This weekend is inspired by The Corncrake. Parts of Donegal, particularly the offshore islands of Inishboffin and Tory, are one of the fewest habitable landscapes left for what was once a bountiful bird across the entire Island of Ireland. As such, the decline in the Corncrake population has seen it added as a red listed breed. However, there is much being done to ensure the protection of this Brid, with conservation and habitat management initiatives by Birdwatch Ireland for example, Corncrake Conservation – BirdWatch Ireland amongst much more.

In some small way, we at The Song House wish to contribute what & how we can, by way of offering a gathering dedicated to the Corncrake, Biodiversity & Birdsong.

There will be opportunities to learn & experience much more about the Corncrake and other birds and learn about the Biodiversity related to the Corncrake as well as many more of our feathered and precious friends.

Special guests, such as Aengus Kennedy founder of Nature North West – For all your nature education needs, will join us for some of the weekend along with other special guests to be announced.

Aengus will share with us one of his signature talks.

Garden birds throughout the seasons

This 1-hour talk starts with an exploration of ‘Lost Sounds’ bird songs that once were common throughout Ireland but now have become quite rare. This is followed by a talk about some common garden birds and what they do in each season. We finish by listening to a few different bird songs. After the talk, we will embark on a short walk to hear and identify some evening birds and their unique song.

Aengus Kennedy is NatureNorthWest’s lead nature guide, specialising in Field Ecology at University College Cork. He has worked with both young and old in the outdoors for over twenty years. For five years, Aengus worked as an education guide for the National Parks and Wildlife Services education programme in Glenveagh National Park. He has worked for An Taisce running school visits and guided walks for all, for Donegal County Council organising blue flag beach environmental education days throughout the county and is currently a member of the Heritage Councils Heritage in Schools Scheme, concentrating on nature education. He is a regular contributor to Highland Radio’s Around the NorthWest show on nature topics both local and global.

Aengus Kennedy

Aengus Kennedy - Corncrake expertAengus Kennedy is NatureNorthWest’s lead nature guide, specialising in Field Ecology at University College Cork. He has worked with both young and old in the outdoors for over twenty years. For five years, Aengus worked as an education guide for the National Parks and Wildlife Services education programme in Glenveagh National Park. He has worked for An Taisce running school visits and guided walks for all, for Donegal County Council organising blue flag beach environmental education days throughout the county and is currently a member of the Heritage Councils Heritage in Schools Scheme, concentrating on nature education. He is a regular contributor to Highland Radio’s Around the NorthWest show on nature topics both local and global.

Details

Start:
May 21
End:
May 24
Cost:
TBC
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