Shorebirds of Ireland – an illustrated talk by Mark Carmody

Dundalk Bay holds the largest number of over-wintering shorebirds in Ireland. Last year peak numbers in January exceeded 60,000 birds, with 38 regularly occurring species. This exceeds the Shannon estuary, Dublin bay and Strangford Lough, making Dundalk bay the most important site for shorebirds in Ireland.

Reflecting this fact, The County Museum, Dundalk, and the North Louth Branch of Birdwatch Ireland are running a photographic exhibition at the County Museum through October to mid-November entitled Shorebirds of Ireland.

Mark Carmody, whose photographs appear in the widely acclaimed book “Shorebirds of Ireland” published this year by Collins, is a well-known Irish wildlife photographer specialising in birds. Mark will give a talk at the Spirit Store on Monday 4th October 2010 at 8pm (tonight).

Entry is free to both the photographic exhibition and the talk and all are welcome!