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Latest Wildlife Feature
“Get ready to hold on,” skipper Ayden Curic yelled from the bridge as he gunned the engines and the boat surged into the aquatic maelstrom. At the point where Western Australia's second largest river, the Murchison, collides with the crashing breakers of the Indian ocean sits the quiet little town of Kalbarri. It is gateway to the eponymous and spectacular Kalbarri National Park, some 1,830 square kilometres of otherworldly wilderness featuring stunning coastal lookouts, breathtaking river … [Read more...]
Wildlife News & Events
Conservation efforts to save the corncrake from extinction in Ireland appear to be paying dividends. Authorities reported a significant increase in … [Read more...]
Ireland's largest little tern colony at Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow, has enjoyed a record year in 2014 according to conservationists monitoring the … [Read more...]
Wildlife Gear Reviews
Pros: Superb build quality, excellent balance and high quality materials give a premium feel. excellent optics deliver a pin sharp, high contrast … [Read more...]
Vanguard is bolstering its range of high-performance sports optics with a new flagship binocular model. The Vanguard Endeavor EDII is an upgrade … [Read more...]
Wildlife Book Reviews
A few days after our arrival in Yellowstone our wildlife guide for that day stopped his car at a pullout and waved to an ‘elderly’ man sat in his car … [Read more...]
Dragonflies and damselflies are the all-stars of the insect world. Large, mobile, active predators -- with the possible exception of cephalopods … [Read more...]
If you've seen our recent review of Vanguard's new flagship Endeavor EDII binocular, you'll know we were pretty impressed with it. This is an … [Read more...]
The last day of August and Sinéad feels that autumn has come to the Calendar Road. She talks about The Festival of Lunása and the Sun God Lugh, as … [Read more...]
The peregrine falcon is undoubtedly one of Ireland’s most impressive birds. A large, powerful falcon it is considered by many to be the ultimate … [Read more...]
The slow, lazy buzz of the bumblebee is a fundamental part of the Irish summer. These fat, furry, ponderous bees trundle from flower to flower, … [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...]