Birds of Prey
Birds of prey are still relatively uncommon in Ireland and are only now beginning to recover from even lower levels that resulted from human activity. It is fair to comment that the countryside can sustain more birds of prey that currently occupy it. The sparrowhawk and the kestrel are by far the most prolific of the raptor species in the British Isles, while at the other end of the spectrum, the osprey, marsh harrier and the honey buzzard are struggling to keep their numbers.
These pages will give visitors some information on the various birds of prey found in both Ireland and the UK.