Birds & Animals

The expansive area of Glenveagh National Park offers refuge to a large number of animals. Deer, foxes and badgers are a common sight.

Golden Eagle
Copyright Mike Brown

One of the most fascinating birds at Glenveagh is the striking Golden Eagle. The Golden Eagle was once a common bird in Ireland, but due to human activity it became extinct in 1912. However, the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) have reintroduced the Golden Eagle to Ireland. The first chicks arrived in 2001 from Scotland, and by 2005 42 birds were released at Glenveagh. In May 2009, two chicks were born.

For further information on the Golden Eagle Project, please see the Golden Eagle Trust website.

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