Waterford Wildlife

Since 1999

The Wildlife of Waterford City & County

Brent Geese at Tramore


About 80 Brent Geese have arrived at Tramore from the Arctic to spend the winter  here.

Grey-lag Geese in Portlaw


Recent arrivals at Coolfin near Portlaw, Grey-lag Geese.

Brent Geese at Tramore


Brent Geese at Tramore by Paddy Dwan.

Brent Geese at Tramore Back Strand


Brent Geese at Tramore Back Strand.

Brent Geese Prepare for Migration

Ringed Brent Geese getting ready to leave for Canada at Tramore Back Strand.

Brent Geese at Tramore


The first Brent Geese have arrived at Tramore Back Strand.

Barnacle Covered Log


A 6m round log (possibly part of an old ship’s mast) washed ashore at Tramore Strand on Christmas Day, was festooned with in excess of 1,000 Goose Barnacles. In bygone days, theses barnacles were thought to be the eggs of black and white geese that were then named after them – the Barnacle Goose and the Brent Goose, Branta bernicla. These were then thought to be the male and female of the same species.