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Belfast Lough RSPB ReserveSatellite View
Waders, wildfowl and rarities...
Castle Espie WWT, Strangford LoughSatellite View
An introduction to the wildfowl of Strangford Lough
Copeland Bird ObservatorySatellite View
9 Seabirds and migrants
Dundrum Bay and Inner BaySatellite View
Waders, wildfowl, divers
Has produced Dotterel and American Golden Plover with the flocks of Golden Plover. Quail has been noted.
Noted for scarce gulls
Quoile Pondage NNRSatellite View
Wildfowl and waders. Good hide and information centre nearby on main road from Downpatrick to Strangford
St Johnís PointSeabirds
Strand LoughUnfortunately much degraded now but still attracts rarities
Where to Watch Birds in Irelandby Paul Milne & Clive Hutchinson - Paperback - 336 pages (2nd Edition 2010) Christopher Helm £18.99
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Castle Espie Birdwatching Club
Dot Blakely - email@example.com WWT Castle Espie Centre, Ballydrain Road, Comber, Co Down,
Mourne Game and Wildfowl Conservation AssociationWebsite
Mourne Game and Wildfowl was set-up to facilitate and to enhance the area of Mill Bay, and surrounding areas which is just out side Kilkeel, Co.Down, Northern Ireland. This is where the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea. The Club is affiliated to BASC [The British Association for Shooting and Conservation] and that the mandatory Duck Stamp is supported by all members. And we gladly accept the emphasis being put on habitat protection.
North Down Ringing Group
Hugh Thurgate, 24 Church Court, Clough, Downpatrick, BT30 8QX
Copeland Bird ObservatoryObservatory
Welcome to the web site of the Copeland Bird Observatory. We hope you find the contents interesting and useful. We would like to attract new visitors. Whether you are a birdwatcher or bird ringer, someone with an interest in other plants or animals, a fan of islands or you'd just like to visit and see the place, we'd be delighted to welcome you to the Observatory and give you a tour of the Island...
Strangford's rich marine life attracts a vast variety of birdlife. The area is a wetland of international importance supporting some 25,000 wildfowl and 50,000 waders. The Lough is a bird sanctuary and wildlife preserve, now designated a Marine Nature Reserve under the protection of the Department of the Environment. Thousands of Brent geese winter here and Greylag and White-fronted geese visit from the Downpatrick marshes. Oystercatchers, Curlews and other waders throng the saltmarshes...
Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust Reserve - Castle EspieWebsite
Set on the banks of the stunning Strangford Lough in Northern Ireland where almost the entire population of Light-bellied Brent Geese reside during the winter months. For this reason the Castle Espie foreshore is part of the Strangford Lough Ramsar site. Throughout the year this tranquil and friendly centre is a real delight and a must for the whole family...
Kilhorne Bay BoatsBoat Trips
Kilhorne Bay Boat Charter has been launched to provide a range of family fun cruises, marine sightseeing and wildlife watching. Itís something different and is a welcome addition to the range of leisure opportunities in the Province Ė not just for tourists but also for local people as well...
Gerard Young - Bird watching boat charter available strangford lough from Feb 2011 large boat local skipper, contact 07889761493 - call for enquiries or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Edenvale House Portaferry Road, Newtownards, Co. Down Approached up a long driveway, Edenvale House is a small Georgian country house located above Strangford Lough. It stands in its own grounds surrounded by fields, and is immaculately kept, both inside and out. Diane Whyte is a welcoming host, and the atmosphere is informal and relaxed...
The Old Schoolhouse InnAccommodation
Situated at Castle Espie, beside the beautiful scenery of Strangford Lough the Old Schoolhouse Inn is a superb place to stay, relax and enjoy your stay in Northern Ireland...
Birdwatching in County DownWebsite
List of sites: The sea loughs of County Down - Belfast, Strangford and Carlingford - are fine spots for studying water birds in winter. The rocky east Ards sea coast is good for waders. The Mourne Mountains have red grouse and there are a variety of raptors to be seen above reed-fringed lakes and over forest parks...
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