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Archives for Clare Birdwatching Sites (M-Z) » Clare Birdwatching

These hills are located North of Tulla and East of Feakle.
They are one of the few parts of Clare where Red Grouse can still be seen. The heather covered hills with newly planted spruce plantations play home to a small variety of upland birds.  Spring and early summer are the most productive times to visit this area.

Birds  Siskin and Common Crossbills breed here along with Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Goldcrest,  Spotted Flycatcher, Merlin, Hen Harrier, Long-eared Owl, Snipe, Woodcock and Red Grouse.
The small mountain streams hold breeding Dipper and Grey Wagtail. Golden Plover and Dunlin are regular in spring, feeding out on open blanket bog.

Access There are many different routes up the mountain. A recommended walk


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Archives for Clare Birdwatching Sites (A-B) » Clare Birdwatching

In winter it is very good for wildfowl especially ducks and hosts many other species of waders on its wet meadowed shores.The lake holds breeding Great Crested and Little Grebes. Rare or scarce birds found on the lake were Ring-necked Ducks, Ruddy Ducks, Little Egrets, Great White Egret, American Wigeon, Little Gulls, Green-winged Teal and Jack Snipe.


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Archives for Clare Birdwatching Sites (C-E) » Clare Birdwatching

Much of the coastline around the village has public access, making viewing of the bay extremely easy.There is a picnic area along the seafront entering into the village on the Kilkee road. In winter the bay can have Great Northern Diver, Cormorant, Black Guillemot, a small flock of Brent Geese with the occasional Greater Scaup, Red-breasted Merganser, and Red-throated Diver.


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Archives for Clare Birdwatching Sites (F-K) » Clare Birdwatching

In recent years the town has expanded dramatically, with new holiday homes springing up throughout, adding to the character of this seaside resort.The town offers lots of amenities with a large variety and choice of accommodation, backed up by plenty of good bars and restaurants for visitors. Life on this storm battered coast can be hard and flocks of birds regularly take shelter on the beach and the grassy slopes during times of rough weather.


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Archives for Limerick Sightings » Clare Birdwatching

A Kestrel, three Skylarks and a mixed flock of finches were also in the area.A flock of 70 Wigeon, 50 Tufted Duck, 20 Teal, 17 Shoveler, 3 Gadwall, 25 Mute Swans, 20 Cormorants, a Water Rail, 16 Greylag Geese and 44 Whooper Swans were at Lough Gur.