Picturesque long stretches of sandy beaches can be seen all along our coastline.

Throughout the year, you can see birds such as Wagtails, Dunlin and Plovers running along the shore looking for insects in the rotting plant material that has washed up on the shore. In autumn and winter, you can also see large flocks of migratory birds such as Geese and Waders that are resting on the beaches after their long flights from the Canadian Artic and Scandinavia.

Want to know more about the plants and animals on our and beaches and rocky shores? Why not bring along a Beginners Guide to Ireland’s Seashore Sherkin Island Marine Station next time you visit your local beach and see what creatures you can find on your local beach.

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