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County Armagh

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Armagh stretches from the south shore of Lough Neagh down to the shores of Carlingford Lough, with high ground at Slieve Gullion. For birders most of the attraction is centered in the north of the county around Lough Neagh.

Top Sites

Craigavon Lakes

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Although artificial attracts wildfowl, and in winter good finch flocks in the area.

Lurgan Park Lake

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Wildfowl

Oxford Island Nature Reserve

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The most accessible part of Lough Neagh with hides and Information Centre. Wildfowl and extensive woodland and wet meadows.

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Contributor

County Recorder

David W A Knight

23 Richmond Drive, Ballymore Road, Tandragee, Co Armagh BT62 2JJ

02838 840568

david.knight@niwater.com

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Useful Reading

Where to Watch Birds in Ireland

by Paul Milne & Clive Hutchinson - Paperback - 336 pages (2nd Edition 2010) Christopher Helm £18.99

ISBN: 9781408105214

Buy this book from NHBS.com

Useful Information

BTO Local Rep

DWA Knight, 20 Mandeville Drive, Tandragee, Craigavon, Co Amargh BT62 2DQ 028 3884 0658

Trip Reports

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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.

Places to Stay

Click on WAND for tours, guides, lodges and more…

Fairylands Country House

Accommodation

This family run purpose built B&B is situated in a quiet countryside 1 mile outside Armagh City, just off the main Armagh-Enniskillen Road. It is also within walking distance of the Navan Heritage Centre, the Palace Stables and the Cathedral City. It is Northern Ireland Tourist Board (N.I.T.B.) Approved…

Dundrum House

Accommodation

3 spacious ensuit rooms. Early 18th century farmhouse set in 80 acres of privately owned land with Callen River running through it. Located 6 miles from Armagh City and 18 miles from Newry. An ideal location for golf, angling, walking, cycling, equestrian or just relaxing…

Museums

Armagh County Museum

http://www.nmni.com/acm

One of our most popular displays areas on the first floor lets you to take a close look at familiar birds and beasts. It is divided into several convenient sections…

Reserves

Brackagh Moss Nature Reserve

Information

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The flocks of duck that often accompany the floods are ever watchful for wandering birds of prey…

Oxford Island National Reserve

Website

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Oxford Island, a National Reserve on the shores of Lough Neagh, offers excellent opportunities for people to get close to nature. It is a peninsula today but was an island prior to 1850's before the lough was successively lowered. The reserve consists of 270 acres with 8km of walks and nature trails accessible in all seasons, five birdwatching hides, picnic areas, a paddling pool and Kinnego Marina close by. The Reserve has won awards for its exhibitions, disabled access and haditat development…

Lough Neagh Discovery Centre

Webpage

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The Centre enjoys a unique and beautiful setting on the edge of the Lough where visitors can learn all about the history, the culture and wildlife in and around Lough Neagh…

Other Links

Birdwatching Lough Neagh

Website

Ornithologists from Britain and Western Europe come to study the birds of Northern Ireland every year, and with good reason…

Birdwatching in County Armagh

Website

List of sites e.g. Lough Neagh's south shore is the focus: vast numbers of winter diving ducks, including rare ferruginous and ring-necked ducks, red-crested pochard, smew. Great-crested grebe breed in high density near Oxford Island. Inland: blackcap and grasshopper warblers nest in old estates.

Photographers & Artists

Photographer - Jim Crozier Photography

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I'm an amateur wildlife photographer based in County Armagh Northern Ireland. I stress the word wildlife as my main passion is capturing animals in their natural environment as opposed to photographing captive animals. For me the research, planning and hours spent in uncomfortable situations are all part of thrilling process of capturing that one great shot. Far more enjoyable than taking a snap of some poor creature kept in an enclosure behind a chain link fence.…