Birds of Ireland

Curlew

Curlew

Predominantly found in winter, but some small numbers remain all year and breed in bogs and flooded areas. It has a unique call and it is also very recognisable from its large size and large curved beak.

Best Sites

Sites where you are likely to find Curlew during winter include Bull Island in DublinĀ and East Coast Nature Reserve near Newcastle, County Wicklow.

Curlew at Newcastle, Wicklow: Canon 7D MKll, 70- 300 Lens, 1/2500 Sec, F5.6, ISO 200

Curlew at Bull Island, Dublin, Canon 7D MKll, 100 - 400 Lens, 1/320 Sec, F8, ISO 200

Curlew at Bull Island, Dublin: Canon 7D MKll, 100 - 400 Lens, 1.4X Extender, 1/1000 Sec, F8, ISO 800

Curlew at Bull Island, Dublin, Canon 7D MKll, 100 - 400 Lens, 1/800 Sec, F8, ISO 200