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Initial Last Name Area Available Language
O Foley Cork, County Cork Weekend English
H Hussey Cork, County Cork Weekend English
S Cronin Cork, County Cork Anytime English
I've been birding now for about 6 years. I mostly bird along the Cork coast which is by far one of the most productive areas in Ireland, especially during migration. There are also many great inland sites worth visiting. Where possible I try to add new species to both my Irish and world lists, neither of which are very long at the moment. I also do a lot of photography and try to get shots of as many species as possible.
S Gibson Cork, County Cork Anytime English
Back birding after many years away from it, into my thrid year now. Also took up photography last year.
C Ingram Stranorlar/Ballybofey, County Donegal Anytime English
I am retired and have lived in Donegal for almost 4 years. I have been birding for over 50 years. Donegal is a great area for birding especially during Autumn and Winter.
D McCabe Dublin, County Dublin Anytime English
I am a birder in my sixties living in Dublin. Our area is rich in bird interest, breeding seabirds in Spring and Summer and Wintering shorebirds, geese and ducks are the highlights.
C Smyth Dublin, County Dublin Anytime English
P Doyle Dublin, County Dublin Weekend English
I mostly bird locally here in south County Dublin, County Wicklow & Wexford. Traffic is too bad in Dublin to go north side except when there’s a rare bird on offer and anywhere else in the country when the bird is either an Irish tick, a lifer or something special like a Bee-eater etc.
T Cooney Dublin, County Dublin Anytime English
40 years birding. I have a particularly good knowledge of my local birding sites at North Bull Island (waterfowl) and Howth Head (seabirds) on the north coast of Dublin Bay.
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S Keilthy Dublin, County Dublin Anytime English, French, German, Chinese
I live beside the bird sanctuary Bull Island, so am surrounded by Brent geese all winter, as well as other waterfowl like Shelduck, Wigeon, Little Egret, etc. There is a large heronry in the park. And there are places within an hour's drive with red kite, hen harrier, lapwing, etc.
M Adamson Bangor/Belfast, County Down Anytime English
I have become an enthusiastic bird watcher since retiring very early. I live in Bangor, Co Down where we have Black Guillemots nesting on our pier and they are often sitting just feet away from you. Bangor is only 25 minutes from Belfast where there is a wonderful inside RSPB reserve observatoryand 2 other outside hides. Strangford Lough is 20 minutes away where, in the winter there are 30.000 Light-bellied Brent Geese along with other waders and Pintail ducks. There is a WWT within 30 minutes. I have taken people as far as Rathlin Island which is off Ballycastle, Co Antrim, where between May and July you can see thousands of breeding Auks, Kittiwakes and Fulmars along with breeding Chough, Ravens and Peregrines.
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R Guthrie Cahirsiveen, County Kerry Anytime English, German, Italian, Spanish
G O'Neill Dundalk, County Louth Weekend English
J Cahill Dungarvan, County Waterford Weekend English
S Collins Enniscorthy, County Wexford Weekend English, some Spanish
Originally from Britain, I've lived and been birding for the last 10 years in the Wexford area of Ireland. Wexford is one of the best counties in Ireland for birding. Winter is great for geese and wildfowl on the wetlands around the coast. Spring and autumn bring surprises in both passerines and waders, with Tacumshin Lake a great area for American waders in the autumn. Summer is the best time to see the auk and gannet colonies on the Saltee Islands.
E Rolston Lisburn, County Antrim Anytime English
C Cassidy Londonderry Anytime English
I live in Londonderry, I am a 47 year old passionate birder and wildlide photographer. I do most of my birdwatching in Inch Island, Inishowen and Donegal. I also Bird Myroe in County Londonderry.
P McHaffie Belfast, County Antrim Weekend English
R Smith Londonderry, County Derry Anytime English
D McKay Athlone, County Westmeath Weekend English
Athlone in the heart of Ireland where the R Shannon flows bringing Corncrake in summer and rafts of waders, ducks and geese in winter.


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Local Information
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Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Ireland
Local weather Yahoo
Irish Wildbird Conservancy Club
BWI South Dublin Branch Club
BWI Fingal branch Club
BWI Galway City and County branch Club
BWI Mayo branch Club
BWI County Sligo branch Club
BWI Tipperary branch Club
BWI Tolka Branch(North Dublin) branch Club
Birdingpal Margaret Adamson's Birding for Pleasure Blog
Birding Hotspots around the world Sites

Last update 13/02/2014