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Seabank

Louth  >  Ireland

Nice point on Dundalk Bay for waders and other seabirds.

Added by Sean Geeney

Description

Dundalk Bay is a large exposed estuary on the east coast of Ireland. The inner bay is shallow, sandy and intertidal, though it slopes into a deeper area 2 km from the transitional water boundary. It is predominantly influenced by the sea, though several rivers drain into the bay from the west. As many as 20,000 birds regularly feed here and the site is of national and international importance for bird populations, and has been designated as a Ramsar site. Seabank is a nice point on Dundalk Bay to look out for waders and other seabirds. Among the birds you can see here are: Eurasian Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, Red Knot, Eurasian Oystercatcher, Little Egret, Grey Heron, Peregrine Falcon, Eurasian Kestrel, Meadow Pipit, European Stonechat and Northern Wheatear.

Details

Access

You can drive from Castlebellingham or from the Old Dublin road.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Mud flats

Conditions

Swampy

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Winter, All year round

Best time to visit

Winter

Route

Paved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Extra info

Nice spot to check out common waders and hopefully come across rarer birds. Area with lots of winter visitors.

View birdingplaces in the area that are published on Birdingplaces.eu

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

Comments

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