Breeding Wader Surveys

Cooperation across borders for biodiversity

As part of the CABB Project surveys of breeding waders were undertaken at selected sites in Cos Donegal and Sligo during the breeding season in 2017 and 2018. Site selection was primarily based on sites that had been surveyed during previous machair studies with a number of islands also being covered.

Breeding Wader Report

Find out more about the breeding wader survey at selected sites in Cos Donegal and Sligo in 2018. The full report is available at the link below.


Click on the photos below to learn more about our breeding waders.

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