Whale Watch Ireland 2022, Saturday 20th August 14:00-16:00

The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group in association with Inis, invite you to Whale Watch Ireland 2022 on Saturday 20th August 2022, between 2:00-4:00 PM:. This annual event comprises free and guided whale watches at local headlands and vantage points, as part of All-Ireland whale watch day. This year’s event is once again timed to coincide with Heritage Week in Ireland. These simultaneous land-based watches at 18 locations around the Irish coast provide IWDG researchers with a unique overview of cetacean (whales and dolphins) and basking shark activity on the day; and as Citizen Scientists you can also play an important part.

Overview of 18 watch sites covered by this years whale watch event

While there are no guarantees of sightings, given reasonable weather you have a good chance of seeing some of the varied marine species that can be viewed locally. You should dress appropriately for the weather conditions on the day.  Please note, there are no boats involved and no bookings necessary.  There may be a short elevated walk from the meeting point to your watch site, so sensible footwear is recommended and your local watch may not be wheelchair accessible.  You should bring binoculars, your sense of humour and refreshments, but please leave your pets at home.

This event is suitable for all ages and is aimed at everyone from the novice wildlife enthusiast to more experienced naturalist with an interest in biological recording.  In the event of unsuitable weather your watch leader may need to cancel your local event. So, if in doubt, please check in with your local watch leader using the contact details on link below https://drive.google.com/file/d/13rpDXX5EP7AhXlJipqv28g9Cnh8_RdUN/view?usp=sharing

Whale watchers at Galley Head, West Cork during IWDG Whale Watch event. Image © Calvin Jones

 

Further details or updates on www.iwdg.ie.

Media enquiries to e: padraig.whooley@iwdg.ie , or Ph. 086 3850568

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