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Seabirds And Whales An Irish Adventure 2020

  • County Cork

Yorkshire Coast Nature team up with Shearwater Wildlife Tours based in the wonderful Irish county of Cork to bring you a holiday teaming with fabulous wildlife encounters. The tour includes two boat trips/pelagics and a three night stay on the iconic and beautiful Cape Clear Island.

Only in recent years have the wildlife riches of this beautiful corner of the earth become available for visitors to experince.

Some of the worlds best Whale and Dolphin watching can be had from late summer right through the winter months. Fin Whale, Humpback Whale and Minke Whales are recorded annually and Common Dolphins can be very reliable. The variety and numbers of seabirds that can be found in the waters off West Cork is incredible, especially in the Autumn.

The regular species to be found are Manx ShearwatersPuffin, Gannet, Razorbill, Guillemot, European Storm-petrel and Fulmar while Skuas are present most of the year except for the winter months. Some scarcer birds such as Balearic Shearwater, Cory's Shearwater, Great Shearwater and Sooty Shearwaters can be seen at the right time of year with rarities recorded over the years including Bulwer's Petrel, Little Shearwater, Wilson's Storm-petrel and Leach's Petrels, annual Fea's Petrels and even Black-browed Albatross has occured.

Dates: August 27th - 31st 2020

Whats included: All food and full board accomodation for four nights, up to two boat trips, all transport and two professional guides for up to 5 days. Transport/flights to and from Cork airport are not included.

Level of knowledge: Beginners, intermediate and advanced

Places: Up to 11

Leaders: two fromMark Pearson and/or Richard Baines and Paul Connaughton and/or Niall Keogh

Price: £980/person. Payable by BACS or cheque. £50 deposit

A tour itinerary can be downloaded at the link to the left.

To Book please use the booking facility below and complete the form. Or for queries: Please call Richard Baines on 07747753260 or email

Seabirds And Whales An Irish Adventure 2020

Richard Baines PGdip MCIEEM YCN role: Company Director and Birding/Wildlife Guide Qualifications: National Diploma Land Use and Recreation, Post Graduate Diploma Environmental Conservation Profession al Membership: Member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) Personal… Read More »

Seabirds And Whales An Irish Adventure 2020

Mark Pearson BSc Hons YCN role: Birding/Wildlife Guide Qualifications: Higher National Diploma in Ornithology, BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science Personal Profile: Mark is an obsessive Yorkshire coast birder and naturalist whose roles include wildlife guide, ecologist, speaker, writer and educator. He… Read More »

Seabirds And Whales An Irish Adventure 2020

Paul Connaughton Shearwater Wildlife Tours founder Paul Connaughton has been an active birder in Ireland for over thirty years and has been runing pelagics in West Cork for over 5 years. He has also taken part in transatlantic seabird survey work on the Celtic Explorer, the Irish Marine Research vessal. During his… Read More »

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