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Waterford Birds
Welcome to the Waterford Birds website,which aims to provide comprehensive up-to-date and archival information on the birds of County Waterford (Ireland).  See main menu (above) for detailed contents or below for latest news etc.
Please email any notable sightings to reports (at) waterfordbirds.com or tweet to @watbirds, and also consider contributing records to BirdTrack, the National Biodiversity Records Centre, and the Irish Whale & Dolphin Group

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LATEST HIGHLIGHTS (see Recent reports  & https://twitter.com/watbirds):
RING-NECKED DUCK, Knockaderry Reservoir, 25 Feb 2024. MARSH HARRIER, West Waterford, 19-25 Feb. 5 WAXWINGS, Drum Hills,13-23 Feb . GREEN-WINGED TEAL, Annestown, 9-15 Feb. Up to 7 CATTLE EGRETS, Ballynaclash, Blackwater Valley, 26 Jan to 15 Feb. 2 WAXWINGS, Dungarvan town, 28-30 Jan. DOTTEREL, Lisselan, Tramore Backstrand, 22 Jan. LESSER SCAUP, Knockaderry Reservoir, 18 Jan & 23-25 Feb to 1 Mar. LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER & GREAT WHITE EGRET, Dungarvan, 16 Jan. RING-NECKED DUCK, Lisselan, Tramore Backstrand, 9 Jan.

Guide to bird sites in Waterford
Where to Watch ... Waterford Coast
For a copy of this article, published in the autumn 2008 issue of BirdWatch Ireland's Wings magazine, click below:



Irish birding lists online: BUBO.org.
Find a grid reference:  See www.gridreference.ie/, zoom & click location on map - useful when reporting sightings.

Bird species added to Co Waterford list annually 1970-2023

Waterfordbirds on Twitter:  A Twitter news service (waterfordbirds @watbirds) is now available for rapid circulation of bird news highlights for the county . See also brownstownbirds @brownstownbirds for Brownstown Head sightings.

BirdTrack App:   For details of the free BirdTrack app for Android & iPhone, click here. All records are available to local/county bird recorders if you select that option when registering for BirdTrack (please do!).


Bird records - general request for sightings:  The website compilers are always interested in sightings - not just of scarcer migrant or winter visitors, but also counts or confirmed breeding records of commoner species.  Of particular value are sightings of uncommon residents like Barn Owl (precise breeding locations of sensitive species will not be published online or elsewhere).  In addition to any records included on the website, all records will be added to a larger database of Waterford sightings, to help with ongoing assessment of local bird status (see What to report?).  Please email (to reports at waterfordbirds.com) any sightings (recent or from any year), or digital photos, to the website compilers.  We would also encourage you to sign up and contribute records to the online BirdTrack recording scheme covering Ireland and Britain

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