Wexford Wildfowl Reserve

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Wexford Wildfowl Reserve

Wexford Wildfowl Reserve

3km north of Wexford town.Size: 200 hectares
Habitat: The Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, jointly owned by IWC BirdWatch Ireland and the NPWS, is situated in 936 hectares of reclaimed sloblands. It is one of Ireland's finest bird sites and is an internationally important wetland. Habitats include wet grassland and tillage, a brackish-water drainage channel and reedbeds. Pools have been created to attract passing birds.
Birds & wildlife: The area is renowned for the wide diversity and density of its birdlife (243 species recorded in Slobs/Wexford Harbour to date). Up to 10,000 Greenland White-fronted Geese occur in winter, a third of the world population. Internationally important numbers of Bewick's swans and Brent Geese occur. The area attracts waders and wildfowl from Wexford Harbour, where an internationally important flock of Black-tailed Godwits and good numbers of Scoters winter. Slavonian Grebes are regular visitors. Breeding birds include Pochard, Shoveler, Reed and Sedge Warbler, Cuckoo, Tree Sparrow. Recent rarities have included Glossy Ibis, Hoopoe, Marsh Sandpiper, Ringed-necked Duck and Western Sandpiper (1st Irish record).pictured

Visiting & access: There is an observation tower for viewing the reserve. The Pumphouse hide and Pat Walsh hide overlook parts of the reserve. Other facilities include a visitor centre, audiovisual display and a wildfowl collection. Open all year round.

Bird watching hide, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve - geograph.org.uk - 1281222

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