City Centre, the Quays and Dublin Port  

Check out the bird life right in the city centre! Walk along the quays from O Connell Bridge, or take a boat trip  - the Liffey Voyage - from the Board Walk on Bachelors Walk, where  you can observe Cormorant, Mallard, Mute Swan, Guillemot, Brent Goose, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Common Gull, Lesser and Greater Black-backed Gulls and Pied Wagtail.

Grey Seals swim up the Liffey too. Closer to the port and around the breeding season you will see hundreds of Common Terns and Arctic Tern. In the trees along the Quays look out for Long- tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Grey Wagtail and House Sparrow. Patrolling the city from the top of the Central Bank on Dame Street you might be lucky enough to see Peregrine Falcon.

Dont forget to watch out for birds walking through Trinity College, Merrion Square and St Stephens Green where there are a variety of common garden birds such as Blackbird, Song and Mistle Thrush, Robin, Chaffinch, Goldfinch. In the winter time Waxwings have also been seen feasting on berries in the city centre squares.  

  Copyright Eric Dempsey