Along the west coast, you can see countless sea birds, such as the Atlantic puffin (see picture), Atlantic kittiwake (with their black edged wings) and Northern fulmars (a species of sea gull). In the sheltered bays and along the lakes, some bird species such as geese, swans, ducks and woodcocks make a stopover for the winter and subsequently return to Northern Europe, Russia, Greenland or Canada.
Many owl species live in Ireland. This photo shows a magnificent example of this likeable raptor.© Edward White / age fotostock
Close to 400 species of birds have been seen in Ireland, a large number of which are migratory birds© DESIGN PICS INC - LB / age fotostock
Ireland boasts a rich marine avifauna that mainly consists of colonies of marine birds established along the coasts.© The Irish Image Colle / age fotostock
A large number of these splendid animals can be seen in Ireland's many bodies of water. Many myths and legends based on these birds were created in the past.© The Irish Image Colle / age fotostock
Many diverse bird species nest on the cliffs of the Atlantic coast© IIC / age fotostock