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Check Out The Birds At Cuskinny Marsh Nature Reserve

Birdwatch Ireland manages the Cuskinny Nature Reserve near Cobh in County Cork, Ireland (BWI). Depending on volunteer availability, guided outings can be arranged. The reserve is essential for local nature conservation because it contains a mix of lake, swamp, grassland, and woodland habitats. In addition, it is a crucial local amenity used for educational purposes by schools.

The Bird and Roman families own the land, which is about 12 ha in size and is located along the lower reaches of the Ballyleary Stream on the Great Island.
During the spring and summer, look out for flowers and insects and also breeding birds such as the Mallard, Sedge Warbler, and Willow Warbler. Also, keep an eye out for winter visitors such as Wigeon and Gadwall on the lagoon and Great Northern Divers, Great Crested Grebes, Black Guillemots, Brent Geese in the autumn and winter and if you are lucky, an Otter or Grey/Harbour Seal in the Bay area.
As a nature reserve, it’s important to remember that the area can be viewed from the road only unless you’ve prearranged a guided outing. You’re certainly invited to visit the area, but this is not an interactive trip. So leave nothing; take nothing but memories. So bring your binoculars to get an up-close view!
Please note that the land is private property, and camping, horseback riding, canoeing, and any other activity that may disturb the wildlife or damage the reserve are not permitted on the reserve. No fishing, swimming, or boating of any kind is allowed on the lakes. The road is busy and narrow and may not be suitable for young children.

Visit CuskinnyNatureReserve.com for more info.

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