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In summer the lakeshore echoes to the sounds of singing Sedge and Willow Warblers, Chiffchaffs, Blackcap, Redpoll, Cuckoo, Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher, Reed Bunting and the odd Grasshopper Warbler. The reedy fringes hold Water Rail and Moorhens.
Grey Heron, Lapwing Snipe, Woodcock Kestrel, Sparrowhawk and Long-eared Owl all breed along the lakeshore.
Scarce visitors include Little Egret, Greylag Geese, Hen Harrier, Ring-necked Duck, Common Sandpiper, Little Gull, Common and Arctic Terns, Garden Warbler and Wheatear.
Sedge Warblers ringed at this site have been controlled in central France and Senegal, in West Africa.
Resident birds include, breeding gulls, Kestrel, Peregrine, Rock Dove, Raven, Chough, Fulmar, Shag, Skylark, Rock and Meadow Pipits. Swift, Swallow, House Martin Wheatear, Whitethroat, and Sedge Warblers are just some of the common migrant breeders.
In winter the beach and bay are the main attractions with lots of wading species like Dunlin Ringed Plover, Sanderling, Turnstone, Bar-tailed Godwit and Oystercatcher. Roosting flocks of Great Black-backed and Herring Gulls can have European visitors like Mediterranean Gull mixed with Common and Black-headed Gulls.
Late October through to March of most years normally sees a small influx of northern gulls to the area with Glaucous and Iceland Gulls regular. Small flocks of Purple Sandpipers frequent the rocky outcrops on the Atlantic side of the bay. Moore Bay itself can hold Great Northern Divers and auks like Razorbill and Black Guillemot.
Scarce or rare birds seen in the locality include: Eider, Surf Scoter, Long-tailed Duck, Sabine’s, Ring-billed and Yellow-legged Gulls, all four skuas, Little Auk, Waxwing, Golden Oriole, Turtle Dove, Black Redstart, Blackcap, Twite, Lapland and Snow Bunting.
Routes to Kilkee are well sign posted from most access roads. One normally enters the town on the R67 from Kilrush or Doonbeg. Once in the town there are numerous parking areas, both public and private.
Presently these public car parks are free of charge. There is a public car park at the north side of the town near Kilkee Diving Center and Waterworld. From this point one can take a 3km walk by footpath along the cliffs past the local golf course and Byrne’s Cove towards George’s Head and on to Lackglass Point.