Marine Wildlife Tours in Cork
Courtmacsherry harbour and estuary is a wildlife paradise, and designated special area of conservation. On our marine wildlife tours from when we leave the pontoon we can encounter firstly the wading birds including oyster catchers, bar-tailed and black-tailed godwit, whimbrel, curlew,grey plover, dunlin, redshank, grey herons, egrets, several species of duck and at certain times of the year brent geese.
As we leave the sheltered harbour ,black headed, black backed, herring and common gulls and cormorants are present. When on the water we can see Gannets, Manx Shearwaters, Puffins, Guillemots, Razorbills and Kittiwakes. In late summer and autumn sometimes spot Great, Sooty and Corey’s Shearwater along with Great, Long-tailed, Pomarine and Arctic Skuas.