During the month of May one of Ireland’s most astounding natural wonders is the host of seabirds found nesting at the Cliffs of Moher. Over 60,000 seabirds can be seen at the Cliffs of Moher during the breeding season including Puffins, Guillemots, Razorbills, Kittiwakes and Fulmars nesting at different levels of the cliffs. The Cliffs are a Special Protected Area for seabirds and are also home to other bird species such as Peregrine Falcons, Choughs and Ravens. There is nowhere else on the mainland of Ireland where you can so easily see such a host of nesting seabirds from accessible viewing points on the grounds of the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience or from the boat of the Cliffs of Moher cruises from Doolin.
From 19th – 23rd May the Cliffs of Moher Seabirds festival will take place. This is a family friendly series of activities and events celebrating the presence of our feathered fishy friends – the delicate Kittiwake with her messy nest, the dapper Guillemot and sharp beaked Razorbill, the stiff winged Fulmar soaring on cliff air thermals and of course, everyone’s favourite, the comical Puffin with his colourful beak and eccentric walk. Don’t miss what promises to be a salty spectacle of summer seabird shenanigans!
Full event details can be viewed here.