Thursday 16th July: Guided Bat walk at East Coast Nature Reserve, Newcastle led by Anna Collins (Kildare Bat Group). Meet at the reserve main entrance, Newcastle Sea Road at 9:30pm (please note the late start time). Tea, coffee and baked treats will be provided! Participants are advised to bring torches. For more details see the Facebook event page.
Saturday 18th July: Volunteer Work Day at East Coast Nature Reserve, Newcastle. Meet at the reserve main entrance, Newcastle Sea Road at 9am. Cleaning and painting of fences, gates and signs. Please bring along brushes and gloves. For more details see the Facebook event page.
Roof nesting Gulls – we need your records! As part of the Dublin City Urban Birds Project being run by BirdWatch Ireland in conjunction with Dublin City Council, records are being sought of Herring, Lesser Black-backed and Great Black-backed Gulls which make their nests and raise chicks on the roofs and chimneys of office buildings and homes around Dublin and other town/cities across Ireland. In the county of Wicklow, it is likely that roof nesting gulls may be found in Bray, Greystones, Wicklow and Arklow. If you have any recent or historic records of roof nesting gulls then please let us know via the Roof Nesting Gull Survey page.