Bird Watching around The Cooley Peninsula and Carlingford April is the month when many of the winter species leave for their breeding grounds further north and summer species arrive to breed here in Ireland.

The arrival of swallows and terns is the signal of the start of spring. The accompanying chorus of songbirds and hopefully sunny weather makes for a different birding experience to winter in. Carlingford and its environs is an ideal place to watch birds, both for beginners and for experts. The combination of habitats include wide area of mudflat and sand-flat in Carlingford Bay the Lough’s estuarine character beaches of both shingle and sand to the south mountain and woods in the surrounding countryside hedgerows, reed beds, marsh, streams and small ponds along the shore

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