Inch Wildfowl Reserve


Welcome to Inch Wildfowl Reserve in Co. Donegal. Our logo is a Whooper Swan flying in a bright winter sky, and in many ways this captures the heart beat of this reserve.


Each winter the site hosts thousands of migratory birds including geese, swans, ducks and other waders. During the winter months it is not unusual  to see fields with several thousand Greylag Geese or Whooper Swans grazing and witness the return of the birds to the lake at dusk is one of the most impressive wildlife displays you are likely to witness. During the summer months Inch Wildfowl Reserve is alive with activity as a huge variety of birds make this their home rearing their young around the lake.


The pathway infrastructure at Inch Wildfowl Reserve caters for outdoor recreational activity including walking, running and cycling. The site includes a popular 8km looped path with seating, viewpoints and a number of bird hides open to the public. This scenic pathway follows around the lake edge and offers panoramic views of the surrounding agricultural landscape and wetlands.



Inch Wildfowl Reserve is located just 12km from Derry/Londonderry and 26km from Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.




Opening Times


Inch Wildfowl Reserve is open to the public every day throughout the year





Admission to the Wildfowl Reserve is free of charge