Dawn Chorus With a Difference

07 May
Join RSPB Northern Ireland to experience a dawn chorus with a difference! Enjoy a short walk in the Antrim Hills listening out for upland species like drumming snipe and the bubbling cry of the curlew – all before breakfast.

The event will be headed up by Conservation Advisor Neal Warnock, who works closely with around 70 local landowners to help give nature a home in the Glenwherry area.

Glenwherry is a ‘hotspot’ for threatened breeding wader species like lapwings and curlews.
Last year the overall number of breeding waders in the area increased to 247 pairs - the highest number recorded since the 1980s.

Don’t worry if you’re a birdwatching beginner - Neal will be on hand with tips and advice, as well as some spare binoculars.

As well as the amazing array of birdlife, this area of the Antrim Hills is a must-visit for its stunning scenery. And, if that’s not enough to tempt you, this event will finish up with a delicious breakfast at popular local cafe, the Misty Burn.

The early bird catches the worm, so reserve your place today.
NB. This map is based on the postcode and so may not reflect the exact location.

Opening times:

Meet at Misty Burn café at 05:30. The event will run until approximately 08:00.


Free for RSPB members
£8 for adults/£5 for children including breakfast

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Ballymena Tourist Information Centre "The Braid"
  • Prior Booking Required
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