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White Tailed Eagles (EN)

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As you walk through the uplands of the Old Kenmare road you may spot a large Eagle – the White Tailed Eagle. It’s hard to miss, having a wing span of over 2 meters. This bird is being reintroduced to Ireland having become extinct in the 1900’s. Over 100 birds have been released in Killarney National Park over the past 10 years. A third of the birds have died many through poisoning. The birds have all been sourced in Norway with many migrating again to Scotland. In 2018, 10 pairs bred in Ireland having 21 chicks. It is hoped that this will mark the successful reintroduction of the species.

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  • Kenmare to Killarney (EN)
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