South and East Bird Trail Details

Take a tour around the Ring of Cork Bird Trail, a driving route of over 100km stretching from Rocky Bay in South Cork, to Pilmore Strand in East Cork

Download the Birdathon Leaflet which includes the above map, bird guide and more information.


Ideally placed for attracting birds from all parts of the globe, South and East Bird Trail Cork boasts a rich diversity of flora and fauna, against the vivid backdrop of its spectacular habitats. The experience of watching hunting Peregrines, soaring flocks of Choughs, and thousands of waders and wildfowl is hard to beat.


Home to some of the most famous bird watching sites in Europe, including the legendary Ballycotton, South and East Bird Trail Cork offers outstanding bird watching and, if you are lucky, the possibility of stunning rarities.


The South and East Bird Trail can be enjoyed by everyone, young and old alike; from complete beginners to bird watching enthusiasts, as it takes you on a journey through a region of national and international importance for birds. Remember too that the type and number of birds you can see here will change with the seasons, so there is something different to see all year round.