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Birdwatching (Strangford Lough)

Strangford Lough boasts a wide array of bird species, marine life and flora and fauna.

In the winter a large collection of light bellied geese are attracted to the shores and in the summer one can see Terns diving for food as they come to the lough to breed. Bird watching enthusiasts will be delighted with the opportunities that exist to explore the area and the surrounding islands within the lough!

Places To Visit

Quoile Pondage Nature Reserve and Countryside Centre, Downpatrick

The Reserve provides a relaxing natural retreat and offers visitors tranquil riverside and woodland walks.

Ballyquintin Farm (to Bar Hall & Ballyquintin Nature Reserve),

A coastal grassland walk on the tip of the Ards Peninsula

Kiltonga Nature Reserve,

Lakeland walk with wildfowl

Island Hill & North Strangford Nature Reserve,

Accessible at low-tide, this walk around Rough Island provides magnificent views of Strangford Lough and is an excellent view point for bird watching.

Strangford Lough Lookout, Newtownards

The Lookout is a wildlife interpretative centre, showcasing the wildlife around the Strangford Lough area. Telescopes and remotely controlled camers allow close up views of basking seals and breeding seabird colonies.

Burr Point, Ballyhalbert, Newtownards

Burr Point, the most easterly point in Ireland.

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Exploring Strangford Lough

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