Birds and other AnimalsOur former site (LoughAllenBasin.com), now archived, was motivated by the stunning wildlife of that location and the time and the boat we had. We will be transferring some of the data from that site to here.
The ‘water bat’ on the Shannon*One of the few mammals we have studied. Report shows distribution and population change over 10 yrs. Opens NEW TAB to Lough Allen Site. (Broswer BACK)
A year in the life of our Mergansers*A beautiful duck, common in the sea around Ireland in Winter with an interesting small breeding population in Lough Allen that we have have studied for many years almost exclusively.
A frequent visitor to NW Ireland.Not a native Gull but seen around the north west coast from October to May. A very large gull with no black on wing-tips and often an overall magnolia/white colour
Few sightings on L. Arrow.A declining breeder in Lough Arrow. Numbers are few now probably due to and movement of their breeding range northwards.
(An acknowledgement to Governor Romanzoff for supporting early Botanical work in the N. Pacific.)
It is good to know the truth, but better to be happy...
Reputed ancient site for Eagles but none here now though Donegal birds can be seen occasionally in the area. Mainly interesting from a geological viewpoint and for some rare surviving alpine plants.Dartry Mountains, Co. Sligo.
The mountain range containing Truskmore, Benwiskin and other high limestone areas known for rare saxifrages and other alpine plants. The Burren, Co. Clare. One of Ireland’s prime orchid sites.South L. Cullin mudflats(RIGHT) and some breeding birds. Strandhill Habitat, Co. Sligo(Updated 2020)A major Dune, machair, and estuarine habitat with many interesting plants, birds and mammals.
Lough Cullin mudflats in Spring.
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Several Orchids species are at risk due to commercial development, forestry, drainage, etc. and we need to conserve this age old Biodiversity. Our rare plants really should be protected. They are (by Law) but in other ways they just look after themselves! Irish Lady’s Tresses is a very rare orchid. We have participated in conservation before but now want to work with Local and National interests.While well represented in Mayo this species is scarce elsewhere and unknown in Europe apart from Ireland and Scotland. This years survey is now in progress… [More]