Tag Archives: birds

Adventures in seabird monitoring

Firstly – I think it’s appropriate to introduce myself, my name is Gavin Arneill and I am a PhD student in the school of BEES. My project is funded by the NPWS and aims to develop and assess a monitoring … Continue reading

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New Birds providing valuable information but St. Brendan “the Navigator” still going strong!

Eurasian Woodcock Satellite Tagging and Tracking Project: November 2014 Update. For those of you who are interested and still following this research project you will be aware that despite St. Patrick being “missing in action”, St. Brendan (Image 1) is … Continue reading

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Great Tit Project by Will O’Shea

Great tits are one of the most common bird species found in Ireland. As regular visitors to garden feeders, their scientific importance can easily be overlooked. For my PhD, I’m using great tits to investigate the impact that certain behavioural … Continue reading

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UCC Swiftboxes

John O’Halloran gives us the background to the UCC swiftboxes at the School of BEES. Inspired by some photos taken by Derek Mooney in Azerbaijan of Swift nest boxes and the conservation status of this poorly known bird, we decided … Continue reading

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Eurasian Woodcock Satellite Tagging and Tracking Project a great success: The Voyage of St. Brendan!

St. Patrick stays elusive but St. Brendan “the Navigator” returns for Paddy’s Weekend Celebrations! For those of you who have been following our on-going research project you will be aware that after satellite tagging St. Patrick and St. Brendan in … Continue reading

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TY2014: We Aren’t Trying To Destroy The World, Promise!

Hannah Plover- Coláiste Muire, Crosshaven So today during a media and science lecture we were given the arduous task of writing a small blog about our experience here at BEES. So I will apologise in a advance for what will … Continue reading

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TY2014: BEES transition year programme

Eilis Kinsella, Christ king secondary school, Cork. The thing I enjoyed most in my week in UCC was going up to the main UCC campus. We were shown around the library by the librarian and she showed us all the … Continue reading

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TY2014: Flying with the birds

Georgina Prendergast, Coláiste Choilm, Balincollig. I would like to start off by saying my experience on the BEES TY Work Experience Programme is one that I will never forget. I learned a lot more about science and it is definitely … Continue reading

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TY2014: Bird Ringing- What’s that?

Eibhlín Windrim, Gael-Choláiste Chill Dara, Kildare. My week at BEES was very interesting. I learned a lot and met a lot of new people. I like science and wouldn’t consider myself to be dumb, but there’s a lot on this … Continue reading

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Eurasian Woodcock Satellite Tagging and Tracking Project 2012-2013

by Luke Harman, School of BEES Over the past six months a research group from the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES), UCC, led by Luke Harman, has been working in collaboration with the Game and Wildlife Conservation … Continue reading

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