Ireland in Winter
Gulls, Ducks and Geese of Ireland are a fantastic sight, join us to visit some of the very best areas to see the spectacle that is winter birding in Ireland.
Binoculars are strongly encouraged, as well as a scope where possible for some distant wader and wildfowl observations.
The week includes breakfast and evening meals, lunch is not provided but we will make stops.
Drinks are excluded.
There may be some long days and some early starts.
Suitable for children, and can be adapted for those with disabilities.
Day One: Beginning our tour at Fishguard Harbour ready to embark on our ferry across to Ireland. We’ll stop in nearby sites before settling into our hotel for the night.
Plans will be flexible and we’ll adapt each day to the conditions, rarities and movement.
Likely species could include:
Autumn birds can include Swifts, House Martins, Goldfinches and other birds moving in large numbers. There’s also the possibility of common autumn migrants such as Wryneck, Barred Warbler, Red-backed Shrikes, Red-flanked Bluetail.
On the coast we’ll be looking through winter wader flocks in search of Dunlin, Knot, Black-tailed Godwits, Ringed Plover and will also be looking for wildfowl Tufted Ducks, Shoveler, Great Crested Grebes and the potential for Bitterns.
The winter is a great time for rarities with Great Grey Shrike, Ferruginous Duck, Ring-necked Duck all having turned up in recent years.
Price per person:
Max group size:
–Accommodation at The Beverley Arms Hotel
– Breakfast and evening meals
– Expert guidance from an experience and knowledgeable guide
– Comfortable travel to and from all of our sites
– Ferry fees for all guests
– Entrance to all nature reserves and restricted areas
What’s Not Included:
– Drinks during evening meals
– Insurance and other items of a personal nature