Waterford Wildlife

Since 1999

The Wildlife of Waterford City & County

Soldier Beetles


Soldier Beetles mating near Bunmahon.

Ack. to Thomas Gee, Waterford Camera Club.

Roosting female Kestrel


Recently photographed on the Waterford coast – a roosting female Kestrel.

National Biodiversity Data Centre

The National Biodiversity Data Centre has now produced a dataset with interactive maps of the Butterflies of County Waterford. This is now available on its website.

Navigating the site to get to the interactive species- maps and interacting with them can be frustrating when doing it for the first first and the enclosed instructions might help.

This is the first map specifically for a county and as such is still being improved. Some maps may be a bit slow at times but they will come. If you zoom to a high resolution you will see satellite views of the habitat.

Grey Squirrels Near Ferrybank


Grey Squirrels near Ferrybank in Waterford City – will they cross the river?

Fenor Bog Lizard


A Fenor Bog Lizard.

Common Blue Butterflies


Now flying in small numbers, first brood of Common Blue butterflies.

Common Blue Damselflies


At Knockaderry today, many Common Blue Damselflies,

Osprey about the Blackwater


A fish-eating Osprey has been about the Blackwater for the past few days.

Sightings Off Ram Head


Seen off Ram Head this morning, 9 Harbour Porpoises, 40+ Dolphins, 1 Minke Whale and 9 Basking Sharks.

Record ack. to Andrew Malcolm. Basking Shark image ack. to Jamie Malone.

First Sand Martins


The first Sand Martins of the year were seen at Ballynacourty and Clonea Strand on Saturday 15th March.