The IRBC are delighted to announce that Colum Flynn (better known to everyone as “Cully”) has agreed to take up the committee's newly created position of Batch Secretary. Cully is well known to the Irish birding scene and has been actively interested in rare birds since the late 1980s. He has a keen eye for detail and this attribute will be particularly useful as he takes on his new role.

He has birded extensively in Europe, Asia, Africa and, in particular, the Americas. Always a keen rarity hunter, some of his most notable Irish finds are Booted, Radde’s, Pallas’s & Blyth’s Reed Warblers, Fea’s-type Petrel and Lesser Scaup, all of these in his home county of Waterford. We welcome him to the committee and have no doubt he will be a considerable asset to the IRBC in the coming years.

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