Inch Wildfowl Reserve

Situated in the shadow of Scalp Mountain on the eastern shores of Lough Swilly, tucked neatly behind Inch Island, you will find Inch Wildfowl Reserve. The combination within this site of extensive feeding areas and safe resting and roosting sites makes this site one of the most important wetlands in the country for wintering waterfowl. This site is situated to the east of Lough Swilly, approximately 8 km to the south of Buncrana.


It supports a wide diversity of wintering waterfowl, notably swans and geese, as well as breeding terns, gulls, waders and duck. However you will experience much more than just wetland birds here at Inch, it’s a haven for farmland birds and birds of prey. Being on the western- most part of Europe it also attracts a fair share of unusual birds throughout the year. It is also an important link in the overall Lough Swilly wetland system, which includes Blanket Nook and Big Isle to the southwest.