View Parent Location

Brownstown Head Waterford

Latest Rarities in Waterford

* Bird News Pro and Bird News Ultimate subscribers receive full sighting details.

View all sighting reports for Brownstown Head

Latest Photo

Look-out hut and towers at seawatch point
©
P.M. Walsh
Description
Look-out hut and towers at seawatch point

Site Location Details

Site location details and google satellite image for Brownstown Head

Please click on the map icon below to load Brownstown Head in your preferred map

Site Details

Sea-cliffs and mixed farmland (mainly pasture) with gardens and scrub, overlooking Tramore Bay. The most productive Waterford site for migrant and vagrant landbirds, which have included Scops Owl, Yellow Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, Northern Parula, Iberian Chiffchaff and Western Bonelli's Warbler. Also a good seawatch point, though less so than Helvick Head. Very underwatched, with usually no more than a handful of birders working the site at weekends and for a few full weeks at migration times.

Local Weather

Birding Sites in the Brownstown Head Area

Prominent Species at Brownstown Head

Subscriber Content

Bird News Pro and Bird News Ultimate subscribers get additional site details such as specialities and commonly seen species.

Additional Site Details

Directions

From Dunmore East, follow coast road west to Ballymacaw, then coastwards from there for c.3 km, left turn at cross roads, just after Tramore Backstrand come into view. From Tramore town, Brownstown Head is 14 km to the east - follow narrow road that skirts Tramore Backstrand, keep right at Murphy's Bar at Clohernagh inlet, veer right after Corbally church and proceed southwest along straight road to the Head. From Waterford city, take Airport road south, turn left at T-junction beyond Airport, then right at Murphy's Bar as described.

Access

Gardens and most hedgerows can be viewed can be viewed from main laneways or roads (please do not enter private gardens). Access to fields and cliffs (by birders, fishermen and walkers) is generally tolerated by local landowners, but please keep to field margins or obvious tracks

Parking

At southwest end of main road, park near old farm buildings and explore on foot from there. Avoid blocking gates. Further back along the head, park along side of main road and explore side-tracks on foot.

Key Areas / Routes

Gardens (private but the main ones are viewable from roadside), especially at south end of main road (X620985), and at end of narrow tracks west (X625994) and east (X628995) from base of headland. Hedgerows along lane and field edges (please do not damage hedges or gates), including main lane (X617984). Wooded valley/glen along stream at east side of head (Coolum area, X630990), via east track. Tip of headland (X612977), by towers or further east, for seawatching. For further details see www.waterfordbirds.com.

Site Photographs

If you would like to suggest a photo for this site, please email a copy to contact@birdguides.com along with the website address for this page. A member of our team will review your photograph for suitability and will credit the image to you (unless you request otherwise).

Best regards,

The BirdGuides Team.

Most Recent Gallery Photos

View all recent gallery photos

Upload an image to our gallery

British & Irish Records Archive Brownstown Head

All Records (Accepted, Rejected, Pending). To filter/search please enter a phrase. E.g. To filter Rejected records, type Rejected into the Search box, all columns can be filtered.

British & Irish Records Archive is only available to our BirdGuides Ultimate or our BirdGuides Pro subscribers.
Please login or subscribe to view this information.

Online Rare Birds Listing
Search the British & Irish Records Archive