Birds of Ireland



The Shag is very similar to the Cormorant, but slightly smaller. It can be seen in any coastal area of the country and also in inland waterways and lakes.

Best Sites

Anywhere along the coast. There are often Shags and Cormorants roosting on the rocks to the right of the East Pier in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin,

Shag at Dun Great Saltee Island, Wexford: Canon 7D MKll, 100 - 400 Lens, 1/2000 SEC, F13, ISO 2000