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Seabirds And Whales An Irish Adventure 2022

  • 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 and very close to the boat. 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: Sept 15th - 19th 2022

Level of knowledge: Beginners, intermediate and advanced

Leaders: Jono Leadley (YCN guide) and Paul Connaughton and/or Niall Keogh (Shearwater Holidays)

Price: 1045 Euros/person. (no single supplement) 


  • Two expert guides
  • Small Group max 11 clients
  • Two exclusive boat trips for seabirds & whales
  • Full board and accomodation
  • All transport inc. airport pick up

Please note flights are not included in this package. Book using the the booking facility below. To see our 2020 Itinerary hit the download on this page or to discuss the trip call Richard on 07747753260.

Jono Birding in Israel as part of the award winning Yorkshire Terriers team in 2018

Jono Leadley BSc Hons YCN role: Birding/Wildlife Guide Qualifications: BSc Hons Ecology Jono is a self-confessed nature geek. His passion started at an early age, firstly with birds and then broadening into all forms of wildlife and this interest has taken him all over the world. [image]3[/image] Jono… Read More »

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