Delight for birdwatchers, as eagles reintroduced

The white-tailed eagle has been reintroduced to Ireland, over a century since they were driven to extinction.

Twelve white-tailed eagles were released in the Killarney national park. This follows successful schemes to reintroduce the golden eagle and red kite. Both species had also been hunted to extinction in Ireland.

The Rural Environment Protection Scheme aims to reintroduction other species and encourage the development of cereal plots to provide food for wildlife.

The release of the white-tailed eagles should delight birdwatchers and anyone interested in the environment in Ireland.

Enthusiasts could even join this new online network for birdwatchers I’ve just found, called Geobirds, and post sightings of the eagle in Killarney!

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