Birds of Ireland

Whimbrel

Whimbrel

The Whimbrel is generally not resident in Ireland, but it visits in Spring and Autumn. This is when it migrates from its breeding grounds in Iceland and Scandinavia to Southern Spain and Africa in the Autumn, and also on its return journey northwards in Spring.

Best Sites

They can be found in Spring and Autumn in most coastal areas but the stretch of stoney beach between Newcastle and Kilcoole is a good place to find them.

Whimbrel at the Wexford Wildfowl Reserve: Canon 7D MKll, 100 - 400 Lens, 1.4 Ext, 1/1000 Sec, F11, ISO 800

Whimbrel at the Wexford Wildfowl Reserve: Canon 7D MKll, 100 - 400 Lens, 1.4 Ext, 1/1000 Sec, F11, ISO 1250

Whimbrel at the Wexford Wildfowl Reserve: Canon 7D MKll, 100 - 400 Lens, 1.4 Ext, 1/1000 Sec, F11, ISO 320