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.
Although artificial attracts wildfowl, and in winter good finch flocks in the area.
Lurgan Park Lake
Oxford Island Nature Reserve
The most accessible part of Lough Neagh with hides and Information Centre. Wildfowl and extensive woodland and wet meadows.
David W A Knight
23 Richmond Drive, Ballymore Road, Tandragee, Co Armagh BT62 2JJ
Where to Watch Birds in Ireland
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Places to Stay
Fairylands Country House
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…
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…
Armagh County Museum
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…
Brackagh Moss Nature Reserve
The flocks of duck that often accompany the floods are ever watchful for wandering birds of prey…
Oxford Island National Reserve
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…
Birdwatching Lough Neagh
Ornithologists from Britain and Western Europe come to study the birds of Northern Ireland every year, and with good reason…
Birdwatching in County Armagh
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
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.…