Puffins breed on the Blasket Islands in Summer
A rock pipit rests on fishing ropes at Dingle pier
Gulls resting at Slea Head
Suggested reading: Finding Birds in Ireland - The Complete Guide by Eric Dempsey and Michael O'Clery ISBN: 9780717139163 Gill & Macmillan To find out more detail on the bird species you can expect and where to find them the West Kerry Branch of BirdWatch Ireland has published The Dingle Peninsula Bird Report and Birding the Dingle Peninsula.
Visit the events page at www.birdwatchireland.iee for details of free birdwatching events.
A brief guide to some top birding spots Birding the Dingle Peninsula can be downloaded as a PDF document from here
Birdwatching on the Dingle Peninsula
Some birding hotspots on the Dingle Peninsula. All of these sites allow for birding from the car or a wheelchair. The best time of year for birding is Autumn and Winter. More information can be viewed or downloaded here Birdwatching on the Dingle Peninsula
Common Scoter, divers and gulls. Terns in summer, Arctic and Great Skua in autumn.
Seabirds, Chough, Raven, Dipper, Merlin,
Cuan Pier Ventry Harbour
Cuan pier is good for shorebirds, seabirds and waterfowl
Waders, gulls and wildfowl, especially at the south east side. Hen Harrier is often present around the reedbeds.
Winter gulls, Great Northern and Redthroated Diver, Red-breasted Merganser & Black Guillimot. Milltown Bridge nearby for waders, Little Egret, gulls & Grey Heron
Mute and Whooper Swan and many wildfowl.
Seabirds, Common Scoter, Brent geese, and divers. Little, Sandwich and Arctic Terns in summer.
Puffins breed on the Blaskets in summer