Tern Roost Count – Thursday 31st August

Tomorrow (Thursday 31st August) I will be carrying out a tern roost count at Baltray. High tide is at 8pm, so I aim to be on the beach just after 6pm to locate any terns using the beach and to start counting. If you are interested in helping with the count and...

Upcoming Nature Events in Co. Louth

Clougher Head Whale Watch – Saturday 26th August 2pm – 5pm.  As part of the All Ireland Whale Watch Day (read more about the event on the IWDG webiste) a land based whale watch will take place at Clougherhead in Co. Louth on Saturday August 26th from...

Post-Breeding Tern Survey

BirdWatch Ireland are coordinating counts of terns along the Irish coast in August and September 2017. The first counts as part of this post-breeding tern survey will begin this week in Dublin Bay. The counts aim to get a better picture of tern distribution, numbers...

The season comes to a colorful end!

Over the past 3 weeks we have been closely monitoring the behavior of the Little Terns at the colony at Baltray. From the 10th – 19th of July a small group of Little Terns (from 4 to 15 individuals) were displaying, showing signs that they might consider a late...

Five tern species holiday at “The Haven”

Over the past week, we have been monitoring the numbers of terns “holidaying” at Baltray. At low tide when the sand is exposed, the terns are spread out across the beach in small groups, along the water’s edge. The rising tide causes the terns to...