The decline of the curlew in County Kildare will be the subject of a specially arranged talk in Clane.
Wild Kildare, a locally based wildlife conservation group, will host the event themed “Hope for the Curlew" by expert Mary Colwell at the Westgrove Hotel in Clane on Thursday, December 7 at 8 pm.
The number of breeding pairs of curlew in Ireland has dropped to roughly 120 – and only 5 pairs in the whole of Co. Kildare.
In the spring of 2016 Ms Colwell undertook a 500 mile walk across Ireland and Britain to highlight the plight of the curlew and bring awareness to relevant groups and authorities.
Paddy Sheridan of Wild Kildare said : “This walk kick started efforts to preserve the bird.”