Wexford Wildfowl Reserve located at the Wexford Slobs, has hosted over 250 bird species but is internationally famous for wild geese, which spend the winter months here. The first geese came to the Slobs in 1898. These were Greylags from Iceland. The White-fronted Geese from Greenland, first appeared on the Slobs about 1910 building up to several thousand in the mid-1930s. Currently about 10,000 Greenland White-fronted Geese, one-third of the world population, spend the winter on the Wexford Slobs. The Visitor Centre has many interesting exhibitions and an audio-visual show.
Open Year Round
Closed on Christmas Day
Average Length of Visit: 1-2 hours
Reserve may be closed temporarily for management operation. In these circumstances a notice will be placed at the gate.
Location: 5km north-east from Wexford (Heritage Town). (Signposted from Castlebridge Road)
National Parks and Wildlife Service, North Slob, Ardcavan Lane, Co. Wexford, Ireland
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