From garden birds to birds of prey, from seabirds to migratory birds, Ireland has a rich diversity of bird life in many different types of habitat. Many of our birds are winter or summer residents only, while others pass through in Spring or Autumn, depending on their migration patterns.

Large numbers of geese, ducks and waders spend the winter in Ireland and conversely, Ireland attracts many summer visitors including warblers and flycatchers. Click on the links below to see photographs of the birds of Ireland. For this of you who want to go bird watching in Ireland, there are suggestions about where to go to see where you might find a specific bird,

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