Birding Locations Ireland

Broadmeadows Estuary

Grey Heron, present all year: Canon 600D, EOS 70- 300 Lens, 1/2000th Sec, F16, ISO 800

The estuary at low tide is good for spotting Black Tailed and Bar Tailed Godwits, Greenshank, Redshank, Golden Plovers, Brent Geese, Teal, Mallard, Lapwings, Snipe and occasionally Ruff, in Autumn and Spring.


Little Egret, present all year: Canon 7D Mk2, 100-400 Lens, 1.4X Extender, 1/1000th, F10, ISO 400

During winter it is common to see Goldeneye, Great Crested Grebes, Little Grebes and Red Breasted Mergansers.


Ruff, Rare visitor Spring and Autumn: Canon 650D, EOS 100 - 300 Lens, 1/800th Sec, F6, ISO 160

Wheatear, present early Spring & Late Autumn: Canon 7D MK2, 100-400 Lens, 1.4X Extender, 1/1250th, F9, ISO 320

Redshank, present all year, Canon 600D, EOS 100 - 300 Lens, 1/1000th Sec, F6, ISO 125

Greenshank, present all year, Canon EOS 600D, 100 - 300 Lens, 1/400 Sec, F8, ISO 100