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Top things to do in Spring

  1. Enjoy views of greylag geese at Burnfoot Drain mid February to mid April
  2. Take a serene stroll along the sea defences
  3. Look out for otters at Longfoot Point

Top things to do in Summer

  1. Look out for breeding lapwings chasing predators away from their fluffy chicks
  2. Can you spot snipe hiding in the vegetation?
  3. It's a nice place for a serene summer walk

Top things to do in Autumn

  1. Look out for wading birds including little stints and curlew sandpipers at Ballykelly
  2. Come and see large flocks of whooper swans and pale-bellied brent geese
  3. Watch out for rarer birds amongst the flocks of migrants

Top things to do in Winter

  1. At lower tides you can see bar-tailed godwits and and other wading birds
  2. You may see glaucous and Iceland gulls on the mussel beds in winter
  3. Look out for flocks of twites

Extend your stay

Other places to visit

Southern cliffs of Rathlin Island

Rathlin Island

Rathlin boasts Northern Ireland's largest seabird colony and panoramic coastal views

Lower Lough Erne scenic view

Lower Lough Erne Islands

Islands on a wide-open lake with a wooded shore

Loch Insh, RSPB Insh Marshes reserve

Insh Marshes

A peaceful woodland walk, overlooking marshes with a stunning mountain backdrop

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