Strangford Lough winter wildlife
Strangford Lough is a unique place to visit at any time of the year, and in winter there's always a wide variety of wildlife to be found by the shore or in the wider countryside.
What you can see: December - February
- Waterbird assemblage on Strangford Lough – 80,000 wintering birds including internationally important numbers of brent geese, knot, and redshank
- Raptors such as peregrine, merlin, and short-eared owl
- Large flocks of linnet and skylark at Ballyquintin