See the Greenland White-fronted Geese this Easter in Wexford Wildfowl Reserve -before they go.
The visitor centre, viewing tower and hides open at 7am on Tuesdays and Thursdays over the Easter holiday (March 27th and 29th and April 3rd and 5th) and all are welcome to look over the fields and ponds and see the flocks of Greenland White-fronted Geese and other birds fattening up for the migration flight north. Entry and parking are free, no booking is required. Binoculars and a telescope are provided, bring your own if you have them. All ages are catered to.
The Greenland White-fronted geese, over 7,500 at last count, are fit, fat and fully fed. They are at their full weight and will start heading north in their family groups. It takes about 18 hours of non-stop flapping flight to cover the 1300 kilometers to their mid-journey rest stop in Iceland. To set off, they wait for favourable winds from the south. They leave from late March into early April so all are especially welcome to come to the Wexford Wildfowl Reserve to see them while they are still here.
There are family-friendly wildlife-themed quizzes and treasure hunts in the visitor centre throughout the holidays.
The Wexford Wildfowl Reserve is open from 9 to 5 seven days a week with guided tours each weekday at 3 (bank holidays excepted).