What we're looking for
Portmore Lough nature reserve is managed as a key recovery area for lapwing and other breeding wading birds in Northern Ireland. The reserve comprises 286 hectares of open water, reedbeds, fen, wet grassland and wet woodland. This mosaic of wetland habitats provides perfect opportunities for the survival of breeding lapwing, snipe, redshank and Irish hare. It also provides an ideal home for a large variety of plants, other birdlife and invertebrates. The reserve requires a lot of work to maintain and continuously improve it, and as such, volunteering here gives a great opportunity to acquire a wide range of essential habitat management, people interaction and wildlife surveying skills.