Waterford Wildlife

Since 1999

The Wildlife of Waterford City & County

Swan & Cygnet at Kilbarry


A Swan and cygnet at the Kilbarry National Heritage Area in Waterford City. (see 15 04 2012 and 27 05 2012 below)

Swans Hatching


See below – Success!! The first to hatch out on the 16th. May

Swan Tending Its Eggs


A Waterford City Swan tending its eggs over the weekend.

Update: Mute Swan’s Nest


This nest was flooded by a high tide on the 6th May and now appears to have been abandoned!

Mute Swan’s Nest with Eggs


Site of a Mute Swan’s nest with eggs on the Lisduggan stream behind PC World on the Inner Ring Road in Waterford City.

Mute Swans on St. John’s River


More than 20 adult Mute Swans recently appeared on St. John’s River in the heart of Waterford City. This number did not include the family of swans shown below.

Mute Swan Family


The Mute Swan family shown below are still doing well on St. John’s River at the Kilbarry Bog pNHA.

Mute Swans on St. John’s Pill


Mute Swans on St. John’s Pill in Waterford City. This tidal river badly needs a weir to keep the water artificially high as when the tide is low, all the mess of debris and litter is exposed and it’s an unsightly mess!