Birds of Ireland



The Coot is widespread throughout Ireland and is found in most wetland areas including lakes and parks with water features.

Best Sites

Lough Corrib in Galway and Lough Neagh in Northern Ireland have large numbers of coots.

Coot at Turvey Park, Dublin: Canon 7D MKLL 100 - 300 Lens, 1/800 Sec, F5.6, ISO 250

Coot on Oce, Lough Neagh Discovery Centre: Canon 7D MKll, 100 - 400 Lens, 1.4X Ext, 1/250 Sec, F9, ISO 500