Bird Watching Kerry
Birdwatching on the Skelligs
Skellig Michael – bird residents include Puffins, Kittiwakes, Shearwaters, Storm Petrels, Fulmars and Guillimots while the Gannets prefer Little Skellig (the neighbouring island ).The Gannet population here is in fact the second largest nesting colony in the world with an estimated 27,000 pairs of birds. On your day trip don’t forget to bring your camera for some great wildlife photo opportunities as the birdlife on Skellig Michael is very accessible. Keep a look out for Dolphins, Porpoises, Seals and the occasional Whale or Basking Shark during the boat trip.
Derrynane Bird Sanctuary – here you will see the Swans, Herons, Wild Duck, Kingfisher, Brent Geese, Storm Petral and Kittiwake and many more ….