Rathlin Birding Week 2018 – coming soon!

Rathlin birding week

Clear your diary for 1st-7th October 2018, because Rathlin Birding Week is ON!

For the first week of October (and possibly beyond), Kinramer Cottage will become the Rathlin Bird Observatory. We’ll be aiming to bird the island as much as possible over the autumn passage period, and would like to invite keen birders to help us find and record as many birds as we can each day. Join us for a day, the full week, or anything in between.

We’ll be offering cosy low-cost shared accommodation (£5 per person per night) for up to 8 birders. We can also provide pick ups from the harbour, and lifts to locations around the island where possible (we only have one very small car!). Each evening we’ll have a get-together to go over the events of the day and record our sightings in a daily log.

If you spot something interesting you’ll get a mention in this year’s bird report, and anyone who adds a new species to the Rathlin list will earn themselves a drink in the bar on us (as long as we see it too!).

To book your place or for more information please email rathlinbirding@outlook.com

Please note:

– Participation in Rathlin Birding Week is at your own risk.

– Kinramer Cottage is 3.5 miles from the harbour where you can find the shop, pub etc.

– You will need to bring your own food, optics, and suitable clothing for birding on a wild and windy island (we highly recommend waterproof footwear!). Bedding and towels are provided at the cottage, but if you can bring your own that will cut down on the amount of laundry we’ll have to do when we could be out birding instead 😉



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