Ireland offers spectacular seabirding and impressive passage migrants, whilst mild winters and abundant lakes, rivers and estuaries support large numbers of wintering waders and ducks. Along the west coast Storm Petrels, Manx Shearwaters and Puffins are abundant. Choughs are common on many of the sea cliffs. Roseate Terns nest in Wexford. Cape Clear and other headlands offer vagrants and rewarding seawatching with the possibility of large shearwaters.

Storm Petrel

Storm Petrel © Richard Stonier

Showing the 8 Most Recent Trip Reports Posted

Ireland - Southern Shores - 28th August – 4th September 2013, author Christopher Hall (added September 8, 2013)
(Cape Clear Island, Great Saltee Island, Tacumshin Lake )

Ballycotton, autumn 2003, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 24, 2004)

Aran Isles, October 2003, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 24, 2004)

Ireland, the southern shores, summer 2004, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 24, 2004)

Ireland - Southern Shores - 5th - 12th September 2017, author Christopher Hall (link created September 16, 2017)

Ayrshire, Galloway, Northen & Southern Ireland - May 2006, author RICHARD J WESLEY (added May 21, 2006)
(I was not prepared for the stunning views of the seabird colony.)

Ireland in Winter - experiences from winter trips 1998-2008, author Richard Bonser (link created March 20, 2008)
(Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway, Clare, Kerry, Cork)

Northern Ireland - 23rd - 27th May 2008, author Mark Hows (link created June 5, 2008)

Showing the 2 Latest Recent Sightings Posted

tacumshin lake, Curlew sandpiper and author Dylan Storey Branagh (added August 24, 2014)

Carickfinn, Donegal, Irelan, We have seen this bird of prey every year for 5 author Karen Riding (added February 14, 2012)