Tour At A Glance





Single Room Supplement:


Tour Code:

Relaxed though there are long hours in the field. The tour is however gently paced.

Group Size:

Eight plus Leader

Lesser Yellowlegs Manx Shearwater Nethertown Beach Baird's Sandpiper Curlew Sandpiper Long-billed Dowitcher

County Wexford - Waders Galore

Leaders: Ashley Saunders



White-rumped Sandpiper

Our mini tour in delightful County’s Wexford gives us the opportunity to explore some of Ireland’s famous shorebird watching sites. In addition, we will have the opportunity for sea watching both from land and the ferry crossing, which at this time of year could make for some exciting species. The tour is ideal for those who wish to brush up on their shorebird identification skills, as many species are present side by side, allowing good comparisons of sometimes difficult species. Wexford is rightly described as Ireland’s sunniest county and wherever we go, we will be met with smiles and wonderful hospitality, and with virtually no traffic on the roads, we will have time to enjoy the beautiful countryside, which is reminiscent of Cornwall or Pembrokeshire. Our base is the Danby Lodge Hotel, which is ideally situated for all the best sites and is just a short drive from the ferry port at Rosslare. This country house hotel is the former home of artist Francis Bacon. Your tour leader will be Ashley Saunders. You can expect to see approximately 115 species. We may visit sites more than once, daily in some instances and may also visit sites not mentioned in the main itinerary.
**Terrain - Wellington boots are absolutely essential for this tour, and we recommend that you invest in a good quality, full length pair. At Tacumshin, there are no proper paths or boardwalks, and depending on water levels, we must wade through a reedy channel of at least one foot of water to reach the lagoon. Further wading across open water may be necessary, to reach the area known as 'The Patches', which, when present, is the favoured feeding area of Buff-breasted Sandpiper. Otherwise the walks are relxaed and over flat ground.


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