Bird Day at Glenveagh
TO mark World Migratory
Bird Day on Saturday, 13 May 2023, Change Makers Donegal
has organised a free Walk & Talk event with Aengus
Kennedy of Nature North West at Glenveagh National Park.
You will learn more about the birds, such as the Willow
Warbler from Africa, which take such epic journeys.
The Willow Warbler, from
Africa, which spends the summer in Ireland and Aengus
Kennedy of Nature North West.
Aengus Kennedy of Nature
North West explains: “As world migratory bird day
approaches, the massive movement of birds over our heads
is already underway. Huge numbers of species and
individuals pass through Ireland at this time of year,
some staying for the summer, some refuelling and moving
on further north. Yet tragically, despite these birds
using the same migratory routes for thousands of years,
we are seeing dramatic declines in many of the species.
Our talk and walk in Glenveagh National Park will focus
on some of the birds that come this way, why they come
and will look at the complex mosaic of some of
Glenveagh’s habitats that help support these beautiful
creatures as well as so much other biodiversity. These
birds have been migrating far longer than we have to and
from our lands, it is on us all to protect our own patch
and ensure their needs are met when they grace our
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