Birding Locations Ireland

Oxford Island Nature Reserve

Oxford Island Nature Reserve is located on the shores of Lough Neagh in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. Lough Neagh is the largest lake in Ireland and is a have for water birds, attracting over 100,000 waterfowl each winter that migrate from Arctic countries including Greenland, Oxford Island on the southern shores of the lake is a popular location for bird watching and there are several hides overlooking the reed beds. There is a visitor centre and car park so it is easy to get information and local trail guides.

If you are travelling from Dublin, use Google Maps directions:

DRIVING DIRECTIONS FROM DUBLIN

DRIVING DIRECTIONS FROM BELFAST

The car park is located here: CAR PARK

Coot Skating on Ice, Oxford Island: Canon 7D MKll, 100 - 400 LEns, 1.4 Ext, 1/250 Sec, F9, ISO 500

Black Headed Gull, Oxford Island, Lough Neagh: Canon 7D Mk2, 100-400 Lens, 1.4X Extender, 1/4,500 Sec, F9, ISO 500

Goldcrest, Oxford Island, Lough Neagh: Canon 7D Mk2, 100-400 Lens, 1.4X Extender, 1/800 Sec, F9, ISO 1000