Ballyallia Lake in Ennis:
Wide footpaths give access to the east for viewing of the Ducks. It is a well tested site for wheels; a new generation of birders at Enable Ireland, the national organisation for people with cerebral palsy.
There is a ramp to the edge of the lakeside, but from here you will need a scope to watch the more distant Ducks. Apart from many all-year- visitors and breeders, there are also many wading species around the lake on the meadows bordering the lake.
Lakes in the Burren:
Lough Atedan and Lough Inchiquin, Both have good access to the car-park and there is good birding from here and a popular spot by Clare birders.
Bridges of Ross:
This is a viewpoint on the north side of Loophead, and birding is good from the car-park, with birds flying past and over. This seems a very popular spot with birders in Clare indeed. (the great advantage here is that it is good and comfortable from a car if the weather turns on you suddenly!)
New Quay-Lough Murree:
From New Quy, a small village in North Clare, there is a road from Linnanes Pub to Lough Merree. The road follows the flaggy shore to Lough Murree. A good opportunity to get close to the shore and have a good view of the divers. Black Guillemots, Grebes, Brent Geese and Wildfowl on the lake
In Galway city:
The Alexander Nimmo Pier is well accessible and there is good birding here. A list of all regulars and other visitors here. (bottom of page)
For more, local info;
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LEAVE YOUNG BIRDS BE!!
Please, do not hamper a young bird's life by picking it up, and taking it home with you. It is calling its parents to help them in locating it.
After fledgling from the nest, the parent birds will keep feeding it, and look out for it, until it will be able to look after itself.
And the reason you cannot see a parent is because of your own proxomity to the young bird. And while you are ebating if or not you should take the bird home, you keep the parent from giving it well needed nutrition in the form of a meal!
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