Birds of Ireland
The Fulmar is widespread throughout Ireland, but only along the coastline. It is a large gull-like bird that is distinctive for the nostrils that stand out on its beak, These are used for excreting salt, but they also excrete a nasty smelling oil at any intruders that come to close to their nest.
The Fulmar builds its nest on a cliff face so anywhere there are rocky headlands and cliffs will be a good place to look. Howth Head and Loughshinny in Dublin are good sites in Spring, Summer and Autumn as it can spend long periods at sea in Winter.