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BirdWatch Sligo

Site last updated Tuesday 1st December 2015


Welcome to the website of

the Sligo branch of BirdWatch Ireland.

On this website you will find information about Sligo and its bird life.
This site is run by the local BirdWatch Ireland Branch,
which holds monthly meetings in Sligo during the winter
and outings around County Sligo. 

For more information about BirdWatch Ireland, click here.


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and we also have a Facebook page.

Depending on your mobile phone provider and package, you may be able to get our tweets as free text
messages (e.g. click here to see how to access them from a Vodafone mobile phone)

BirdWatch Sligo and Sligo Tidy Towns Committee invite you to join them at two forthcoming free events

'Birds of Sligo' illustrated lecture: Sligo Park Hotel Thursday 7th January 2015 at 8pm. Join us at 8pm on Thursday night 7th January 2016 in the Sligo Park Hotel for an interesting introductory talk on 'The Birds of Sligo' by local naturalist Michael Bell.

'Birds of Sligo' guided walk: Meet by Garavogue River opposite the Sligo Co Council Offices at 12 noon Sunday 10th January 2015. This will be a guided walk on the birds of Sligo, and will progress along the riverbank from Riverside to Salmon Point (beside Hughes Bridge) to look for wintering gulls, waterfowl and waders including Goldeneye which are regular wintering visitors on the Garavogue from their breeding grounds in Russia.

Free posters and booklets on the birds of Sligo will be distributed at both events.

There is no charge to attend eiuther or both events but a donation to the running costs of the branch, however small, is always appreciated.



Contacts regarding events and outings

Gerard Scott: 087 907 6486, gerardscott@eircom.net. Sandie McCanny: 086 804 6468, sandiemccanny@gmail,com.

Website: http://www.sligobirding.com You can also keep in touch with sightings and branch events on Facebook and Twitter.