Birding Locations Ireland

Our Lady’s Island

Our Lady’s Island is best known as a place of pilgrimage and it attracts pilgrims today from all parts of Ireland. It is a small village on the edge of a lake that has 2 islands used by large numbers of terns each summer to nest and raise their young. It attracts Common Terns, Arctic Terns, Sandwich Terns and Roseate Terns. At other times of the year you can see waders of all sorts on the edge of the lake, as well as Herons, Little Egrets, Cormorants, Swans and various Ducks.

There is a walk around part of the lake and a car park at the start of the walk.

Northern Whatear at Our Lady′s Island, Wexford: Canon 7D MKll, 100 - 400 Lens, 1.4 Ext, 1/800 Sec, F11, ISO 800

You can drive to Carne Beach from here in less than 10 minutes. The beach attracts waders, gulls and terns as well as Linnets, Wheatears and Stone Chats.

The Sat-Nav co-ordinates for the Car Park in Our Lady’s Island are: 52.210193, -6.381040

Bar Tailed Godwit at Carne Beach: Canon 7D MKll, 100 - 400 Lens, 1.4 Ext, 1/1000 Sec, F11, ISO 650

Sandwich Tern at Our Lady′s Island, Wexford: Canon 7 D MKll, 100 - 400 Lens, 1.4 Ext, 1/1000 Sec, F11, ISO 500