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Brent Goose Branta bernicla ©Sue Tranter

Dublin is located on the east coast of Ireland in the province of Leinster. The area held county status until its dissolution as such in 1994. County Dublin, or more correctly today the Dublin Region, is the area that contains the city of Dublin, the capital and largest city of the state of Ireland as well as the largest city on the island of Ireland; and the modern counties of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal and South Dublin. The Dublin Regional Authority is the regional authority for the region. Dublin was one of the oldest of the Counties of Ireland to be formally structured.

Top Sites

North Bull Island

Satellite View

Just outside of Dublin city, this habitat contains tidal mudflats, alder marsh and an extensive dune system. In winter and spring holds large numbers of wildfowl (including pale-bellied Brent Geese) and waders. In autumn, a good passage of Curlew Sandpipers and Little Stint are seen every year. Is also excellent for Nearctic waders with Killdeer, Buff-breasted, Pectoral and Semi-palmated Sandpipers recorded, as well as Wilson's Phalarope. Easily reached by public transport from Dublin city.



County Recorder

Useful Reading

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


Birdwatch Ireland - Fingal Branch


Welcome to the Fingal branch of Birdwatch Ireland. Fingal is situated in North Co. Dublin and can boast of great birding spots for the beginner and experienced birder alike. Fingal extends from the outer limits of Dublin city to Meath in the North and to the West…

BirdWatch Ireland - South Dublin Branch


The South Dublin Branch of BirdWatch Ireland, the national NGO bird conservation group, has over 1000 members in the south city catchment. The branch organises frequent meetings, slide shows, local and coach field trips and its members are active in many local and national conservation projects.Non-members are more than welcome to all events.

BirdWatch Ireland - Tolka [North Dublin] Branch


BirdWatch Ireland is the Irish partner of BirdLife International, a global partnership of conservation organisations working to protect the world`s birds and their habitats. It has a number of nature reserves throughout the Republic of Ireland, and undertakes surveys and research to increase the knowledge of Irish birds and to establish a sound basis for conservation. The organisation has a regional branch network which provides a range of educational, recreational and conservation activity programmes. Tolka Branch We are on the north side of Dublin City, covering the postal districts through which the River Tolka flows.

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.