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County Sligo

Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola ©Steve Blain Website

County Sligo (meaning Shelly River) is a county in the province of Connacht in the west of Ireland. It is bordered to the west by Mayo, to the south by Roscommon, and the east by Leitrim.

Useful Reading

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


BirdWatch Ireland - Sligo Branch


The Sligo branch of BirdWatch Ireland holds a monthly talk and Outing. Both are free and non-members of BirdWatch Ireland are welcome. Here is the list of upcoming events scheduled for the next couple of months. This page is updated frequently, so check back often to stay up to date…

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.

Photographers & Artists

Artist - Michael O'Clery


Michael O'Clery is an Irish bird and wildlife artist, currently living and working in County Sligo in the west of Ireland. His main interest lies in the native birds of his home country, but also extends to all aspects of wildlife both in Ireland and abroad. While recording his wild subjects with both honesty and accuracy, Michael's paintings possess a style and individuality which makes them immediately recognisable. As well as being highly sought after as a wildlife illustrator, his work is now part of a growing number of prestigious private collections…