Birds of Ireland

Little Tern

Little Tern

The Little Tern is a rare visitor to Ireland arriving in late April and departing again in August. There is a breeding colony between Kilcoole and Newcastle in County Wicklow, monitored by Birdwatch Ireland. Some little terns are sometimes seen on the west coast, but they are scarce.

Best Sites

Kilcoole County Wicklow.

Little Tern at Kilcoole, County Wicklow: Canon 7D MKll, 100 - 400 Lens, 1/1600 Sec, F13, ISO 800

Little Tern at Kilcoole, County Wicklow: Canon 7D MKll, 70 - 300 Lens, 1/2500 Sec, F5.6, ISO 250