Wexford Wildfowl Reserve


Wexford Wildfowl Reserve is located on the coast of South East Wexford. The reserve is managed jointly by Birdwatch Ireland and the National Parks and Wildlife Service. This is one of the top destinations for bird watching in Ireland. The reserve is also one of the most popular bird watching sites in Wexford. You will find a mix of farmland and wet grassy areas called the slobs. These are channels that drain excess water as the area is flooded a lot of the year.

Migrating geese from Arctic countries including Greenland, Scandinavian countries, Russia and Canada are attracted to the area every year. As a result it an important migration area in winter for over 8,000 White Fronted Geese which reside there from October to March.

Additionally, there is a diverse range of birds with approximately 250 species recorded here. Several hides on the reserve will give you good views of Geese in late Autumn and Winter. The beach across the road is excellent gulls and waders. Search Google Maps for “Wexford Wildfowl Reserve. Sat-Nav co-ordinates are 52.356269, -6.422013 .

Check out the visitor centre on site. It has a large pond where children can see ducks and occasional geese. Ample parking is available on site.

Wexford Wildfowl Reserve is only a 30 minute drive from Carne Beach