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Bird Watching Ring of Kerry

    Inny Estuary

    A large estuary, best in autumn and winter for waders and wildfowl. The Inny is difficult to view well, though there is a good viewpoint at the southern end, and is best visited at anything other than high tide. Terns can be seen offshore in summer.

    Great Skellig

    A remote, rocky island with ancient monastic buildings and large numbers of seabirds, all of which make for a truly spectacular experience, not to be missed. Puffins are common, while Fulmar, Kittiwake, Guillemot, Razorbill and several species of nesting gulls are all easily seen. The boat trip out is just as spectacular, as you pass close to Little Skellig, home to almost 28,000 pairs of nesting Gannets. Boats go in summer from Portmagee, Knightstown (on Valentia island), Caherciveen and Derrynane.

    Coosgorm Rocks

    A good seawatching site, best in autumn in strong south-west winds. Many Gannet, Fulmar and Manx Shearwaters can sometimes be seen. Wheatear is common in the area in summer.

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