|Black-headed Gull Larus minutus İSue Tranter|
Northern Ireland Fermanagh
Boa IslandSatellite View
Castle ArchdaleSatellite View
Bays, islands and woodlands
Castle CaldwellUsed to have breeding Common Scoter. Extensive woodland
Castlecaldwell /Lower Lough ErneSatellite View
Breeding waders, gulls and terns(Sandwich and common); wintering wildfowl including regular scaup, wigeon. Castlecaldwell occasionally has crossbill plus occasional singing wood warbler. Spring wader passage light but includes black-tailed godwit, whimbrel, occasional ruff, greenshank. Recent scarce visitors have included black tern (has bred '70s); Mediterranean gull, marsh harrier, little gull, ruff, great northern diver. Rares have included American wigeon, red-necked grebe and UK/Ireland's first Wilson's petrel in 1891.
Crom National Trust EstatePossibly the most reliable and easiest access to garden warblers in spring, wintering wildfowl whooper swans and has included smew and the Baikal teal in Jan '67 (wild?); annual osprey records
Drumgay LoughWaterfowl occasionally including scarce species e.g.long-tailed duck, smew, scaup; always a possibility of something rarer
Enniskillen tipGood for winter gulls including glaucous, Iceland and other possibilities
Lower Lough MacneanSatellite View
An area near Gortatole with wintering Greenland White-fronted geese, whooper swans, wigeon, curlew, hen harrier, overhead peregrine, raven occasional merlin
Pettigoe PlateauSatellite View
Upper Lough ErneSatellite View
Upper Lough Erne is difficult to watch as there is poor access but wintering wildfowl including internationally important numbers of whooper swans, occasional gargany in spring, wood sandpiper in spring and green-winged teal have been recorded. Olderrecord of hobby.
Brad Robson - Additional Material
Where to Watch Birds in Irelandby Paul Milne & Clive Hutchinson - Paperback - 336 pages (2nd Edition 2010) Christopher Helm £18.99
Buy this book from NHBS.com
South Tyrone & Fermanagh BTO Rep
PS Grosse, 30 Tullybroom Road, Clogher, BT76 0UW 028 8554 8606
View Point Guest HouseAccommodation
Just off the Enniskillen - Tempo Road (B80) in the heart of County Fermanagh, View Point guest house is a Northern Ireland Tourist Board Approved Country House Accommodation, situated to allow easy access to a range of tourist amenities and within minutes of the historic town of Enniskillen.
Birdwatching in County FermanaghWebsite
List of sites: The silences of Lough Erne are spring-broken by courting waders and wildfowl. The characteristic habitats of Lower Lough Erne are traditional hay meadows and unimproved islands. On the upper lake flooded drumlins, reed-swamp and fen are the pattern.
back to the top of this page
This site was last updated on Monday, 29th April 2013.
|Feedback/Contact/Advertising Info ::|