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County Waterford

Peregrine Falco peregrinus ©Sue Tranter

Birding County Waterford

County Waterford is a county in the province of Munster on the south coast of Ireland. It is the smallest county in Munster in terms of both area and population. Administratively, the city of Waterford is a county-level authority. Dungarvan is the administrative centre for the rest of the county.

County Waterford has two mountain ranges, the Knockmealdown Mountains and the Comeragh Mountains. The highest point in the county is Knockmealdown, at 794m. It also has many rivers, including Ireland's third longest river, the River Suir (184 km); and Ireland's fourth longest river, the Munster Blackwater (168km). There are over 30 beaches along Waterford's volcanic coast line. The county is one of the few in Ireland with a Gaeltacht, an area with native Irish speaking people.



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County Recorder

Paul Walsh

16 Castlepoint, Crosshaven Co Cork


Useful Reading

Fieldguides & Other Birding Books
For a full list of fieldguides and other books see the Republic of Ireland page


Brdwatch Ireland Waterford Branch


Contacts etc

Irish Wildlife Trust Waterford Branch


The committee of the Waterford Branch is comprised of individuals who have been involved with a range of other environmental groups in the past. It represents a pooling of resources to work as one team to speak for and co-ordinate the environmental voice in Waterford. The main focus is on walk-based activity in the southeast and submissions relating to biodiversity and wildlife in the local and regional draft policy documents. We aim to have one walk per month.

Waterford Wildlife


Waterford Wildlife activities in 2002 included ongoing fieldwork throughout the County and constant bird-ringing in a Waterford fen, insect trapping and determination of species caught, constant scanning of the natural history journals for local published information and updating the Waterford Wildlife data-base with all field and book data that is new…


Abbreviations Key

NNR Fenor Bog


Satellite View

Fenor Bog was declared a National Nature Reserve in 2004. Fenor Bog is a naturally regenerating fen habitat, extremely rare nationally and internationally, supported by plentiful, unpolluted groundwater and air. It has a rich biodiversity with over 225 plants and animals and is a refuge for some of the only occurrences of plant and animal species that are found no where else in the county of Waterford.

NR Waterford Nature Park


Satellite View

Waterford Nature Park is about 150 acres and is oasis within the city environment. It is located near Waterford city in County Waterford. The Park's entrance is located on the Tramore Road at the Kingfisher Club.

Trip Reports


Trip Report Repository

CloudBirders was created by a group of Belgian world birding enthusiasts and went live on 21st of March 2013. They provide a large and growing database of birding trip reports, complemented with extensive search, voting and statistical features.

Other Links

Waterford Birds


Welcome to the Waterford Birds website. The site provides up-to-date and archival information on the birds of County Waterford (Ireland), compiled from a range of published and unpublished sources. Some records of migrant or scarcer insect species, cetaceans and less commonly seen mammals etc are also included…