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Tory Island - BirdForum Opus


Tory Island is located about 9 miles off North West Donegal, Ireland


Notable Species

Excellent place for Corncrake, Chough, Little Tern, Arctic Tern, Puffin. Razorbill, Guillemot also present. Good place to watch Northern Gannets diving. Occasionally you may see Arctic Skua. Great Skua (Bonxie), Manx Shearwater, Great Shearwater and Storm Petrel.

Tory can be excellent for Autumn passage birds, although I've never been over during Autumn.


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Birds you can see here include:

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Other Wildlife

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Site Information

History and Use

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Areas of Interest

Area near the lighthouse is very good for birds. Corncrake, terns, gulls, ducks and geese. Lapwing and snipe too.

Cliffs on the north of the island can be good for breeding puffin, fulmar, guillemot and razorbill. (May - July)

Fields around the main village are best for seeing Corncrake. Come early - best seen in May.

Access and Facilities

Ferry runs from Magheroarty during the summer months and Bunbeg during the winter and spring. Further details from www.toryislandferry.com

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