A Beginner’s Guide to Bird Watching – Saturday May 13th – 10am – 4:30pm

This course will cover everything you need to get started on bird watching, as well as practical advice for making your garden more bird friendly. The day will be very interactive and will involve several walks around the 20 acre site to practice the skills you will be learning. The tutor is a Conservation Ranger with the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and has over 10 years previous experience working for BirdWatch Ireland.


Learning outcomes

  • Seasonal cycle of birds
  • Bird behaviour and what this is communicating
  • Garden design for a bird friendly environment


Practical skills

  • Correct use of binoculars + how to choose the right pair for you
  • Bird identification by sight and sound


Cost : €80

Please bring binoculars if you have them.


Bookings & Information

Our courses always get positive feedback from participants and you will benefit from on hand expert tutors with years of experience in their field. It’s a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and spend some time in our gardens, orchards and woodlands in beautiful East Clare.

You can book courses online or you can telephone us on 061 921866 or 921856.

  • Workshop prices: from €80
  • 10% discount for supporters.
  • Workshops suitable for adults only – children under 18 years are not permitted to attend.
  • There is a 100% refund for cancellations made at least 2 Weeks prior to the course date. No refund after that time.