When can you see puffins in Ireland?

When can you see puffins in Ireland?

When can you see puffins in Ireland?

The Cliffs of Moher puffin is a member of the Auk family which winters at sea and returns to shore for the nesting season from late May to mid July. The best time for you to view them along the length of the Cliffs is between May and June.

Are there puffins on Rathlin island?

Rathlin boasts Northern Ireland’s largest seabird colony and panoramic coastal views. At the Seabird Centre, you will enjoy close-up views of Northern Ireland’s biggest seabird colony, with puffins and other seabirds congregating in their thousands to breed from late April to July.

Are there any puffins in Ireland?

The Puffin is found mainly on the west coast with a scattering of east coast sites. Great Saltee is a good place to see Puffins. The Cliffs of Moher, in County Clare and Horn Head, in County Donegal, are also accessible sites.

Where do puffins go when they leave Ireland?

The data show the puffins, which only weigh around 400 grams, can travel across the entire Atlantic as far as Canada once they leave Ireland at the end of the breeding season.

What time of year can you see puffins?

When to See Puffins You can see puffins at their colonies from late April to August, but June and July are the best months to see them as at this time they are busy feeding their single chick.

Is there police on Rathlin Island?

Rathlin is well served for emergency responses, with a resident district nurse, and volunteer Coastguard, Fire Service and First Responder (defibrillator) teams. The Police Service of Northern Ireland will also respond if necessary and can be on the island within 30 minutes.

How long do you need to spend on Rathlin Island?

A full day will give you a good taste of the island. Be aware, the walk from harbour to bird sanctuary is 4 miles, so more like 1.5 hours. Definitely worth going to West lighthouse and birds though. Food options are limited, maybe better to bring a picnic and take advantage of beautiful surroundings.

Are there puffins at the Cliffs of Moher?

The Cliffs of Moher are home to over 7,000 Puffins from the months of April to late July, during their breeding season. For the rest of the time, the birds live on the sea.

Where are puffins now?

Unfortunately, puffins are now endangered and have been put on the Red List of Threatened Species. But you can still see them at Bempton Cliffs in Yorkshire, the North Cornish coast, and many parts of Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Is Rathlin Island worth visiting?

There are walks all over the island of varying distances and difficulties, so something for everyone, and the landscape of Rathlin makes it definitely worth embarking on all of them. The bird watching is great all over the island but the bird reserve is *well* worth the £5 round-trip “Puffin Bus” fare.