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Seabirds And Whales An Irish Adventure 2018

  • County Cork Ireland

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.

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.

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 Richard Baines and Paul Connaughton

Price: £890/person. Payable by BACS or cheque

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 2018

Richard Baines Richard is an experienced ornithologist/ecologist who has been studying and working as a Nature Guide and in Wildlife Conservation for 30 years. From recording UK migrant birds as a volunteer for Flamborough Bird Observatory to monitoring Siberian migrants in China; he has become highly experienced… Read More »

Seabirds and Whales an Irish Adventure 2018

Paul Connaughton Shearwater Wildlife Tours founder Paul Connaughton has been an avid birdwatcher and nature enthusiast since childhood. Although birding is the number one drive in his life, Paul is the current Chairman of Birdwatch Ireland's (Ireland's largest conservation organisation) West Cork branch and is… Read More »

Date & Time Duration Location Type Price Availability
Thu 2nd Aug - 12.00pm 5 days County Cork Ireland Group £890.00 2 Places remaining