Bird Watching Dublin
- New Bird Watching Sites added to the list in Dublin! There are now 46 different birding sites featured in Dublin!
- Visit Turvey Nature Reserve in North Dublin with an estuary, ponds woods and grasslands
Dublin is the capital city of Ireland and it has dozens of places for birding and birdwatching enthusiasts. There are a surprising number of birdwatching locations where you can go bird watching in Dublin. Sea birds and harbour birds can be seen in Bull Island, Dun Laoghaire and the Great South Wall. There are also several small harbours along the Dublin coastline including Skerries, Rush and Colliemore harbour. Colliemore has a ferry service to Dalkey Island where you can also see seals, rabbits and a flock of wild goats!
Many of the public parks and parkland settings in Dublin provide surprising opportunities for birdwatching. Three substantial rivers run through Dublin city, the Liffey, the Dodder and the Tolka. All of them are important birding sites in Dublin.
Try to find some time to visit Blessington Street Basin. This is a beautiful park just a few hundred metres from Dublin city centre. Turvey Nature Reserve is one of the best sites in North Dublin to watch birds. It is a real gem located just a few Kilometres north of Swords. Broadmeadows Estuary, located between Swords and Malahide, is a hot spot in North Dublin. Browse through 36 galleries featuring the best bird watching sites in Dublin. You will see photographs of the different bird species that you can expect to see at each site. Detailed information is included about each location, including directions.
You will find information and directions to all of the birding sites in Dublin on the following page: Bird Watching Locations Ireland
The gallery below shows bird photography from 45 birding sites in Dublin city and county. Click on any of the images to find out more about each site and also to view the birds that were seen on each visit! If you would like to see galleries from bird watching locations in Leinster, click here: Birdwatching Leinster