County Londonderry (or Derry as many know it) encompasses the northwest shore of Lough Neagh and the River Bann, which drains to the north coast. Lough Foyle is an important estuary, and the Sperrin Mountains cover a lot of high ground in the centre.
Best woodland site
Mainly waders, some wildfowl and rarities…
Waders and wildfowl. One of the best sites for rarities…
Magilligan Point, Lough Foyle
Seabirds (divers and skuas)…
Myroe Levels, Lough Foyle
Wildfowl & the lawn turf fields at Myroe Levels has proved one of the best places for rare waders…
Roe Estuary, Lough Foyle
Waders and wildfowl…
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Bravallen, 18 Duncrun Road, Bellarena, Limavady BT49 0JD
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Where to Watch Birds in Ireland
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Bravellan, 18 Duncrun Road, Bellarena, Limavady, BT49 0JD
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Places to Stay
Why not treat yourself to a relaxing break, in a friendly atmosphere, surrounded by beautiful gardens and return home revitalised!
A nice old Georgian house standing in its own grounds of trees, lawns and shrubs, with lovely views over farmland to distant hills. This is a 60-hectare arable and beef farm and the Hegartys have owned the property for about 15 years…
Drumcovitt House B&B and Barn Self Catering Cottages
The beech trees in the garden and on the farm like those on the neighbouring farm estate were planted to commemorate the Victory at Waterloo. These and other mature trees provide an excellent habitat for birds, bats and butterflies etc…
Birdwatching in Londonderry
List of sites. E.g. Lough Foyle is one of the two great magnets in the county. It is wide and shallow, bordered by mudflat, saltwater marsh, and polder - enhanced by shell and shingle ridge and mussel bed. Whooper swan, pale-bellied Brent goose, Wigeon and bar-tailed godwit winter in internationally significant numbers. Nationally important concentrations of Bewick's swan, Greenland white-fronted goose, curlew and redshank also over winter here. Average winter wildfowl count exceeds 25,000 and waders reach 15,000. Winter stubble feeds flocks of finches larks and buntings and so attracts raptors- buzzard, kestrel, merlin, peregrine, Sparrowhawk and, rarely, gyrfalcon. Gales from the north-west blow in storm petrel, arctic and great skua…