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“Luxury bird watching”

Belfast Lough Nature Reserve
Ranked #115 of 225 things to do in Belfast
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Owner description: At Belfast's Window on Wildlife you'll be amazed at the diversity of wildlife thriving just 10 minutes from the city centre. Come along to the visitor centre to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and see a huge variety of wildlife up close. Over 200 different species of bird have been recorded here, along with lots of butterflies, mammals, fish and plants. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer your questions and help you use the binoculars and telescopes. Then why nit visit one of our outdoor hides to get a different perspective on this special place? We manage the lagoon to create ideal conditions for wildlife: look out for wading birds ad ducks in autumn and winter, and for breeding terns in summer. During your visit you may also catch a glimpse of our konik ponies, which graze the land, helping to create the right conditions for wading birds, such as lapwings to breed.
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“Luxury bird watching”
Reviewed November 2, 2013

We arrived in Belfast an hour too early to even check in for our flight, and since we were RSPB members, decided to pop along. It's a real pity you can't check in from there, since it would out do any airline lounge by a country mile!

We were only there 45 mintes, but saw loads of birds from behind the glass fronted, *heated* observation room, that had a sofa area. I'm still learning, so I won't embarass myself, but I do know we saw finches, ducks, geese, a heron, rabbits, horses, moorhens and a lot more beside.

I only wish we lived close, as I could spend a lot of time here. Children enjoyed it too, with a mix of photos and binoculars. (Binoculars and scopes are provided!)

Visited November 2013
Thank Simon J
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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“A lovely walk”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

All you need is sunshine and a place for a rest stop and you're good to go. very soothing and great walk

Thank Frances-Anne G
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Holywood, United Kingdom
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“Plenty of bird sightings here!”
Reviewed January 6, 2012

Joined the RSPB and visit here regularly, lots of birds to see, out in the Lough and in the trees nearby.

Thank norahdavis
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