Fin whales to firecrests — wildlife extremes on the Wild Atlantic Way.
Is there anywhere else on earth you can see fin whales and firecrests in one morning?
Antlers at dawn: Killarney’s red deer rut
It's that time of year again: Sean O'Callaghan introduces us the the most testosterone-charged event in the Irish wildlife calendar.
White-tailed eagle chicks fledge successfully in 3 counties
Successful year for the white-tailed eagle reintroduction project as chicks fledge.
How to watch whales and dolphins
Find out everything you need to spot whales and dolphins from shore and on the water with this handy how-to guide.
Latest Wildlife Feature
Sean O'Callaghan of Kerry's Wild Side gives us the low-down on one of the most testosterone-charged events in the Irish wildlife calendar: the annual red deer rut at Killarney National Park in County Kerry. Each autumn as the first of the winter chills set in and the summer’s dying leaves stubbornly depart their branches, the Killarney valley and surrounding mountainsides play host to one of Ireland’s great wildlife spectacles: the red deer rut. If the conditions are just right, … [Read more...]
Wildlife News & Events
A total of six white-tailed eagle chicks successfully fledged from five nests in three different counties in 2016, making this the most successful … [Read more...]
The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) continues it's annual all-Ireland synchronised whale-watching event in 2016, with this year's event scheduled … [Read more...]
Wildlife Gear Reviews
Feeding garden birds is a great way to give our feathered friends a helping hand and perhaps the easiest way to attract more wildlife to your … [Read more...]
For the wildlife enthusiast travelling light can be a real challenge. While you don't want to lug around too much heavy equipment, you also don't want … [Read more...]
Wildlife Book Reviews
Bees have always been a source of fascination for me. I remember as a child spending hours in Dad's flower borders watching their busy antics, … [Read more...]
Birds have always held a special draw for me. It was a a fascination with birds that first kindled my interest in wildlife as a youngster. I guess … [Read more...]
The wildlife of the West Cork coast never fails in its capacity to surprise and delight me. It doesn't matter how many times I head out, or how much … [Read more...]
I've always had a soft spot for buzzards. I grew up on the North Wales coast, where buzzards were relatively common. I'd hear their lofty mewling … [Read more...]
The adult emperor moth is a truly spectacular insect. On the wing in April and May, the male of this large, day-flying moth species is a particularly … [Read more...]
Seen close up the raven is a truly magnificent bird. The largest member of the crow family, it is the biggest passerine (perching) bird in Europe, and … [Read more...]
Featured Wildlife Websites
Wildlide.ie is a site dedicated to the wildlife and natural history of County Wexford. It's run by a trio of contributors: wildlife artist Don Conroy, … [Read more...]
With the early arrival of spring making headlines it looks like the Spring Alive website is back in action again. Every year Spring Alive tracks … [Read more...]