Ireland Wexford

Wexford Wildfowl Reserve

The ancient Celtic tradition of living in harmony with nature carries on at Wexford Wildfowl Reserve. Celebrating its 50th birthday in 2019, the reserve was founded as a winter sanctuary for Greenland White-fronted Geese. Located on flat farmland that was reclaimed from the sea in the 1840s, it covers about 200 hectares of the North Slob and is part of the larger Wexford Slobs and Harbour Special Protected Area (SPA). 40% of the world’s population of Greenland White-fronted Geese find shelter and food here, along with thousands of wildfowl, waders and other birds. In fact, over 250 species of birds have been recorded here.