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2003 [10 October] - Graham Gordon - Aran Isles

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The three Aran Islands, the largest Inis Mor, where I will be staying, are as remote as anywhere on the European continent. I visited them once before for a weekend trip in 2001 and was struck then by the overwhelming sense of potential for finding my own rarities. As a former Lundyite (I spent eight weeks on Lundy over a total of four autumns in the early Nineties) I recognised the possibility of having the island to myself on one of the most underwatched localities on the whole of the British and Irish coast. I had to cancel an intended two week visit there in October last year due to work commitments - but now, with the very strong desire to add an American passerine…

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BirdWatch Galway

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BirdWatch Galway is the Galway City and County branch of BirdWatch Ireland. Once known as the Irish Wildbird Conservancy (IWC); BirdWatch Ireland is the Irish partner of Birdlife International. BirdWatch Ireland is the largest and most active voluntary conservation organisation in Ireland. Established in 1968, it has over 7,000 active members and more than 20 branches nationwide. Its primary interest is the conservation of wild birds and their habitats in Ireland…

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Connemara National Park

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Birdlife in the area is varied, and includes Meadow Pipits, Skylarks, Stonechats, Chaffinches, Robins and Wrens. The Kestrel is a fairly common bird of prey, whilst Sparrowhawk, Merlin and Peregrine are sometimes seen…

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A life at the shoreline

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Birds and wildlife around Galway, Ireland…