Tag Archives: birds

Finding the Falcons

Helena Jackson, a student on the Diploma in Field Ecology writes about her research work: It’s 7.30 am and I’m sitting in my car with the heater on full blast waiting for a quarry manager to allow me entry into … Continue reading

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Algarve Field Course (Part 6): BIRD IS THE WORD!!!

Salgados Brackish Lake First and foremost, I would like to say a big hello to John Quinn’s mammy…you may refer to her as Maureen. She is absolutely blessed to have such a jolly and witty son. Maureen I would like … Continue reading

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Birding in Africa: Week 4

More from Mark Wilson’s African Diary: Read his previous extracts here, here and here. Sunday 10th March The past couple of mornings I have got up early and gone wandering in the reserve, trying to make the most of this … Continue reading

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Birding in Africa: Week 3

Mark Wilson updates us from Nigeria. Read his first and second posts. 26th February Last night was a night of sensory overload. First it was my sense of smell that was afflicted, by an overwhelming scent of flowers. There’s a … Continue reading

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Birding in Africa: Week 2

Mark Wilson updates us on his progress in Nigeria (read his first post here): Tuesday 19th February I woke up this morning just before dawn and my alarm clock. The room was still dark enough that the green lights playing … Continue reading

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Birding in Nigeria

  Dr. Mark Wilson, a post-doctoral researcher at BEES, with broad interests in animal behaviour, bird biology, forest ecology and conservation writes from Nigeria: I’ve been in Nigeria for just over a week now, and though I am without a … Continue reading

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Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? – Algarve Diary 2012

Day 6 By Neil Caughland, Rebecca Newman and Naomi O’Reilly. Today was the beginning of the main project for the zoologists, ecologists and plant scientists. A select few, including ourselves, chose to study the behaviour of some of the exotic … Continue reading

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Birds of Ireland’s Freshwater

If you ever stroll along a riverbank or canal, take a boat trip on the Shannon, sail on one of our many lakes or just sit with a fishing rod at the water’s edge on a sunny afternoon you will … Continue reading

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Chasing Terns

BEES MSc student Tony Murray writes from the Sunny Southeast: The plight of roseate terns (Sterna dougallii) has been well documented over the last number of years. The NPWS have been involved in wardening the largest ternery in Ireland at … Continue reading

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Winging it…work experience with a difference

BEES student Moira Reilly recently took part in a work experience module as part of her degree. Her internship took her to the Birds of Prey Centre at Ailwee Caves in Co. Clare during the summer after her third year. … Continue reading

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